Bury boss Alan Knill will again be without Paul Scott for the home clash with promotion rivals Dagenham.

Scott is nursing a knee injury and midfielder Stephen Dawson is doubtful due to a hamstring strain.

Defender Ryan Cresswell is also nursing a knock to his ankle but could yet feature against the Daggers after returning to training in the latter part of this week.

If Cresswell is ruled out, Efe Sodje will line up in defence as he is available again after serving a two-match suspension.

Striker Danny Carlton is edging closer towards full fitness after a long-term Achilles injury and Knill said: "There is pressure on those with the shirt because there are decent players waiting to come into the side."

Boss John Still is set to name the same Dagenham side for the second game running.

The Daggers drew 0-0 with Torquay in midweek and have no new injury or suspension worries heading into the clash with the Shakers.

Jon Nurse, who has been occupying the left midfield role in away games, looks set to continue in the role on Saturday, while Marlon Pack will be playing his last game for the club before returning to Portsmouth.

Central defender Will Antwi is back in training, although he is still a week or two away from recovering from a calf strain, while central midfielder Stuart Thurgood is already ruled out for the season after under-going a second cartilage operation last week.

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