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THIS Bury star needs to shine, in order to beat Swindon on Saturday

If you’re a fan of the mighty shakers, then the past fortnight could not have been better. Seven goals scored, six points on the board and a clean sheet to boot have left Ryan Lowe’s men singing from the rooftops.

Even though it’s early days, Bury are looking down the table at the teams below them, which may give them some much-needed confidence – as we head into the long winter months ahead.

With Bury fans now thinking a potential winning streak is on the horizon, consistency will be vitally important. It will take more than two straight wins, however, to get Bury back up the table and fighting for Promotion.

This means that several names in the side will need to stand up and be counted if Bury are to realistically challenge for promotion.

One man on every Bury fans lips at the moment is Danny Mayor, the man who scored two goals of high class in last weeks 4-0 thumping win over Grimsby.

The technical ability of Mayor can’t be underestimated. The fourth and final goal he scored in the win over Grimsby was of the highest quality that blew the roof off Gigg Lane.

He may not have been the best player on the pitch throughout the game, but most certainly made his mark in a league in which physical strength generally wins more points than the technical ability of an individual.

So for Mayor to make his mark last Saturday was pleasing to see. His goals were of a standard that would fit the bill of the Premier League. The standing ovation he got when substituted showed he had brought the feel-good factor back to Bury – Something that’s always welcome at a club which has been largely negative over the past two years.

It’s a question of Mayor staying fit and Lowe getting him into a position where he can play week in week out. Mayor scored only one goal last season- on the day Bury were relegated back to League 2 and made only 21 appearances, the first not coming till late October.

Yet Mayor feels like a household name at Bury. It feels like he’s been hogging the touchline out wide for decades. However, it’s hard to remember a performance as good as last Saturday’s from him in a long time.

Let’s hope he gets Bury on a winning streak, starting at Swindon Town on Saturday.


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