Bury vs Stevenage preview
Last Updated: 16/11/18 11:34am
Neil Danns will miss Bury's Sky Bet League Two game at home to Stevenage after being called up for international duty.
Midfielder Danns is part of the Guyana squad for Tuesday's CONCACAF Nations League qualifying game against French Guiana.
Shakers boss Ryan Lowe made eight changes for the midweek Checkatrade Trophy win over Fleetwood and is expected to bring back his first-team regulars. Eoghan O'Connell and Stephen Dawson could return from unspecified injuries, but striker Jermaine Beckford (knee) remains sidelined.
Stevenage also have absentees due to international fixtures, with Terence Vancooten and Liam Smyth unavailable at Gigg Lane. Defender Vancooten joins Danns in the Guyana squad, while forward Smyth has been called up to the Northern Ireland Under-19 team.
On-loan defender Steve Seddon will be assessed ahead of kick-off after being carried off on a stretcher having sustained a neck injury during last weekend's FA Cup defeat at Plymouth. Winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce and forward Dan Newton are among the players pushing for starts.
Bury are unbeaten in four Football League matches against Stevenage (W2 D2), drawing the most recent league meeting between the two sides in February 2015 (0-0).
Stevenage have lost three of their four trips to Bury in the Football League (W1), including each of the last two.
Bury have lost just one of their last eight League Two games (W3 D4), a 0-1 defeat against Port Vale in October.
Stevenage have won back to back league games for the third time this season and will be looking to win three on the bounce for this first time since September 2017.
Nicky Maynard has been directly involved in eight of Bury's last 12 League Two goals (6 goals, 2 assists).