MATCHDAY: Preston 0 Bury 0
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F/T: Preston 0 Bury 0
93 - BOOKED - Luke Foster
89 - BOOKED - Welsh booked for hacking down Worrall as he broke.
Preston clear a dangerous Hopper centre...come on Bury!
Hopper has switched to the left, with Craig Jones on the right. It's Preston rather than Bury holding on at this point, although neither side has created a decent chance in the second 45.
77 - SUB - Craig Jones on for Tom Soares
72 – SUB – David Amoo replaces Chris Beardsley
73 – Stuckmann does well to push a Thompson shot away.
No joy for either side as yet going forward with the game being played largely in midfield. Bury are playing with five in midfield now. David Worrall is playing a more central role, behind lone front-man John-Lewis, while Tom Hopper is on the right and Tom Soares on the left.
Jack King has switched to the right of midfield to allow Lee Trundle to join Beardsley up front.
65 - But King was back in the middle to go close for Preston, his header deflected wide.
66 - Lenell John-Lewis on for David Healy
62 - SUB - Lee Trundle on for Will Hayhurst
55 - Chris Beardsley has the first shot of the half, which is defelected behind for a corner.
56 - SUB - Jeffrey Monakana on for Andy Procter
K/O: Second half is under way
H/T: Preston 0 Bury 0
47 - Comedy of errors in te Bury goalmouth with Preston slicing three good chances to shoot then Carson fluffing a punched clearance when he had plenty of time to catch the ball.
48 - The Bury keeper then redeems himself with a good punch to clear John Mousinho's dangerous whipped cross.
38 - Hopper charges down a backpass and blocks Stuckman's attempted clearance but the rebound goes behind.
39 - BOOKED - Andy Procter goes into the book for pulling back Joe Skarz
The game is getting feisty now, with the Preston crowd and players appealing for everything. Sodje has just survived two penalty shouts - one for handball, the other a challenge on Chris Beardsley.
34 - BOOKED - Efe Sodje is given a yellow fro a strong aerial on Jack King.
24 - Zac Thompson hits the side-netting with Bury's best chance of the half. The centre-midfielder seized on a Matt Doherty throw from the right and had time and space in the box but could not guide his side-footed effort past Thorsten Stuckmann in the Preston goal.
It was dipping, but the Bury's captain's effort was high and wide.
Schumacher lines up a free-kick from 30 yards...
15 - Luke Foster goes just wide with a volley from the edge of the box as Bury can only clear the ball as far as the centre-back from a Preston corner.
10 – Will Hayhurst gets on the end of a John Welsh pull-back but his shot on goal is blocked by the Bury defence.
1 – Surprise striker Jack King, who played right-back in the recent JPT match between the two sides, has a shot blocked before being flagged offside as he bids to turn in the loose ball after the Bury back-four struggled to clear their lines.
3 – Trevor Carson turns Andy Procter’s shot round his near post after the centre-midfielder had found space on the right.
Former Preston striker David Healy was roundly booed by the home fans when his name was announced over the tannoy. The Bury front man is going to have to put up with plenty of stick today...
Kevin Blackwell has only made one change to the Bury starting line-up that earned a last-minute draw at home to Shrewsbury last Friday.
Tom Soares comes in for winger Gregg Wylde, who is not in the Bury squad despite, on Christmas Eve, extending his loan from Wanderers until the end of January.
Soares is likely to take Wylde's place on the left of midfield, while Peter Sweeney returns to the bench.
PRESTON: Stuckmann; Mousinho, Wright, Foster, Buchanan; Procter, Byrom, Welsh, Hayhurst; Beardsley, King.
Subs: Huntington, Amoo, Trundle, Kane, Monakana, Simonsen, Elding.
BURY: Carson; Doherty, Sodje, Hughes, Skarz; Worrall, Schumacher, Thompson, Soares; Hopper, Healy.
Subs: Sweeney, C Jones, John-Lewis, Hewitt, A Jones, Belford, Carole.