The View From The Opposition: Bury

MILLWALL’S unbeaten run came to an end last Sunday as they lost to Tottenham Hotspur in last eight of the FA Cup. Neil Harris, however, will be hoping his side can extend their unbeaten run in the league to 15 against Bury on Saturday.

There will be a celebration of the club's 59-game unbeaten home run for Dockers’ Day, with this season being the 50th anniversary of that remarkable streak.

Bury are currently 18th in League One, six points above 21st-placed Port Vale, who have three games in hand on the Shakers.

James Vaughan has 20 goals in 29 appearances, and will be hoping to add to that on Saturday after scoring twice against Millwall earlier in the season when a late comeback saw the Lions take all three points.

Lucas Ball spoke to Bury fan Neil Davis ahead of this Saturday's Dockers' Day clash.

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Why do you support Bury?: I got my first season ticket in the 1990-91 season and have been hooked ever since. We've had some tough times in the last 27 years and I think that just makes the tie with the club even stronger.

Do you think Bury have enough about them to avoid the drop this season?: It'll be tight but now we have a proper manager (Lee Clark), I think that'll see us over the line.

With the players we have we shouldn't be anywhere near the bottom four but the horrendous run we had from October to January (twelve successive league defeats) had most of us convinced that we'd be suffering a very unexpected relegation.

James Vaughan is a quality player, but has struggled with injuries in the past. Do you see a bigger club coming in for him in the summer?: Honestly, I think he'd have gone on January if he hadn't already played for the maximum of two allowed clubs this season. He's a sensational finisher and far too good for this level.

Who will be a danger to Millwall from your side?: It has to be Vaughan. He's scored 20 goals in a side that didn't win in 20 games plus. Also, look out for 16-year-old Callum Styles in midfield – he's been outstanding since he got his chance and will almost certainly move to a big club in the summer.

Who will Bury have to look out for from Millwall's team?: Lee Gregory looks a very good striker at this level and his been in good form of late. I hope we have enough to keep him quiet this weekend.

Finally, a score prediction?: Millwall 2-2 Bury in an entertaining draw.

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