The Harriers go into this game on the back of a shocking home defeat on Saturday against Wycombe. Jan Molby has refused to accept that tiredness is an excuse for such a passionless and lacklustre performance. We haven't even played a full month yet and we look knackered.
The only ones to come out of that game with any credit were John Danby and Simon Brown. The rest of them have got to look at themselves and wonder what was going through their minds because we have slumped from the play-off places to the bottom five in just two games.
We should have no injuries following yesterday and apart from the usual suspects, Christie, Hazell and Sall, will be at full strength.
Bury have just the two doubts following their 3-0 away win at neighbours Rochdale. Dwayne Mattis and Brian Barry-Murphy both finished the game with tight hamstrings and in BB-M's case this was the third game running that he's finished a game like that. It makes sense to rest him for this game then.
This is going to be one tough game but we have a good record at Gigg Lane and I'd expect at the very least a draw.
Danby, Lewis, Burton, Hatswell, Mellon, McHale, Advice-Desruisseaux, Jenkins, Appleby, Keates, Diop, Christiansen, Gleeson, Brown, Rickards, Foster, Russell.
Garner, Collinge, Unsworth, Kennedy, Swailes, Challinor, Woodthorpe, Flitcroft, Mattis, Jones, Nugent, Barry-Murphy, Porter, Barrass, Duxbury, Whaley, Dunfield, Cartledge, Douglas-Pringle, Maden, Smith, Scott, Newby.