The 3-5-2 formation deployed by Ryan Lowe this season may have helped solved the leaky defence Bury have.
Bury haven’t conceded anymore than two goals since Crawley back in August when they were narrowly defeated 3-2.
Despite the defeat at Crawley only being Bury’s sixth of the season, it had some fans believing the upcoming season might end of being another to forget.
Since then the Shakers have climbed up the League Two table, with a back three of Will Aimson, Adam Thompson and Chris Stokes making 56 appearances between them already.
At times looking slightly shaky at the back, these three plus wing-backs of McFadzean and Adams have helped make the Shakers tough to beat, suffering just two losses in the league the since the start of September.
Eoghan O’Connell played the early games of the season, yet has suffered through injuries since then, but did make a breakthrough with an impressive goal in a 4-0 win against Stevenage.
After coming on as a sub in the draw at Cambridge, The Irishmen may be given a start by Lowe tonight as Bury look to make it six games unbeaten against a Cheltenham side who lie just outside the relegation places at present.
O’Connell was named as Bury’s key player in the football magazine Four Four Two at the beginning of the season, but Bury’s current back three are building a steady partnership.
It may be best leaving things as they are as Bury look to put Saturday’s draw at Cambridge behind them, but don’t rule out a change in the future. Lowe is keen to keep all players right on their toes.