Bury Vs Gillingham, Sat 4 Sep 2010

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Bury manager Alan Knill looks set to be able to choose from a full-strength squad for the home clash with Gillingham.

Striker Andy Bishop has been nursing a dead leg but came off the bench in the closing stages of last weekend's 1-1 draw at Barnet.

He could now earn a starting role as the Shakers seek to record their first home win of the season.

Knill's men have collected just five points from their opening four games and lie seven points adrift of leaders Torquay.

Yet the Gigg Lane boss is not overly-concerned and said: "We are doing okay and it won't be until the first 10 games or so when you will see who is going to be up there."

Andy Barcham will miss Gillingham's trip with an ankle injury.

Barcham was left on crutches after sustaining the knock during the midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Southend, which the Gills lost on penalties following a 0-0 draw.

The former Leyton Orient forward was nursing a calf injury ahead of the tie and is expected to be sidelined for two weeks by this latest setback.

Boss Andy Hessenthaler could also be without the services Cody McDonald.

On-loan Norwich striker McDonald was substituted during the second half at Roots Hall, also due to an ankle problem, and did not train on Thursday

"Cody is struggling a bit," Hessenthaler told Gillingham's official website. "I would say he will travel but at this stage he would only be 50/50."

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