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Team news: Bury v Rovers

Sam Gallagher starts for the first time since returning on a permanent deal, in one of many changes tonight

24 July 2019

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Tony Mowbray has rotated his team for tonight's clash against League One newcomers Bury at Gigg Lane.

A youthful backline sees the boss hand starts to Joe Rankin-Costello, Joe Grayson and Sam Hart, whilst Ryan Nyambe slots in as the right-sided centre back.

Experienced trio Elliott Bennett, Darragh Lenihan and Corry Evans all miss out after picking up slight knocks in training earlier in the week and haven't made the short trip south.

Sam Gallagher starts up front and with it makes his first appearance after signing on a permanent deal from Southampton in the summer.

Fellow newcomers Bradley Johnson and Stewart Downing are both in the squad, but Christian Walton, a former Bury loanee who signed for Rovers yesterday, won't play a part having only had one training session so far.

An experienced bench is likely to be utilised by Mowbray against The Shakers, but it's expected the starting XI will look to get 60-70 minutes under their belts as the start of the Championship campaign edges closer into view.

Kick-off this evening is at 7.45pm, and if you haven't made it to Greater Manchester then you can of course track all the action across our social media channels.

Rovers: Leutwiler, Rankin-Costello, Nyambe, Grayson, Hart, Smallwood (c), Buckley, Johnson, Brereton, Rothwell, Gallagher.

Substitutes: Fisher, Bell, Magloire, Mulgrew, Downing, Travis, Dack, Armstrong, Graham.

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