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HOLDEN ON BURY TEST

19 April 2013

Central defender looks ahead to The Shakers' visit...

DEAN Holden stepped in to replace Andy Butler in the heart of the defence last weekend for his first outing since early December.

The 33 year-old slotted in well and stands by for another outing against Bury on Saturday in our final home League game of the season.

"Bury will be strong opposition," admitted Holden. "I was at Rochdale last season when we were relegated a couple of weeks before the end of the season and there will be players in their dressing room tomorrow playing for their own careers.

"If we apply ourselves like we have done, there is no reason why we can't get three points.

"Other results are out of our control, but what we can do is beat Bury by putting in the right performance and approaching the game in the correct way.

"I felt that we did enough in the second half last weekend to have taken all three points; we weren't at it in the opening period, but the Gaffer and Neil Woods changed a few things around and after the break we were much better without dominating.

"Once we got ourselves in front we should have seen the game out, but there is no point dwelling on that now, it's gone and we have to be ready for the challenge that Bury will present to us."

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