Bury’s Nicky Adams has told Footy Accumulators that he is looking forward to beating Bolton Wanderers at the University of Bolton Stadium.
While Bury and Bolton are local enough for a rivalry to happen, neither team has had much of a chance to actually get stuck into it. With Bolton usually in the top two divisions and Bury usually in the bottom two divisions of the EFL, they have rarely played against each other. They did play against each other in the 2016/17 season with one of those games being a draw and the other being a 2-0 win for Bolton.
However with Bury being promoted to Sky Bet League One and Bolton being relegated into the division, they will get a chance to reignite this rivalry. And Adams has taken the opportunity to get the banter going by taking some shots at the Bolton fan base, calling out the ‘casuals’ who think they are hard and saying he can’t wait to beat them at their home stadium. The last time Bolton lost to Bury was in a League Cup fixture in 2002 with an own goal from Bernard Mendy giving the Shakers a shock win.
Adams said: “I will be looking forward to going to Bolton Wanderers, in front of the Horwich casuals thinking they’re hard as nails and then when we turn them over they’ll be nothing they can do about it,”
“I’ll celebrate right in front of them, too, if I bag so that’ll be a great feeling.”
“Great stadium as well, it’s a shame they find themselves in the position they do back down in League One, but as we know all too well, that’s just football.”