PHIL Brown has urged his Swindon Town side to exploit Bury’s travel sickness as they look to extend their unbeaten run to a seventh game on Saturday.

Ryan Lowe’s side have lost all four of their league matches on the road this season, while they have also suffered a pair of cup defeats at Rochdale and Nottingham Forest in the Checkatrade Trophy and Carabao Cup respectively, although the latter was on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the City Ground.

The Shakers were relegated from League One last season and Brown expects them to be amongst the leading challengers down in the fourth tier as they look to win back promotion at the first attempt.

Given the shortcomings Bury have shown on their travels so far this season, Brown has urged Town to make life as difficult as possible for the visitors to the Energy Check Country Ground as he continues to lay the foundations for what he hopes will be a successful season of his own.

“Bury have got this away record that they need to cast to one side if they possibly can, and that is something we need to exploit,” said Brown, whose team are riding high after two 1-0 wins in four days against Morecambe and Newport County recently.

“If a club doesn’t travel well, we have got to start the game on the front foot and get right in the face of the opposition to make sure they don’t travel well on Saturday and send them back to Bury with nothing in their back pockets.

“We have got to utilise what we have achieved in the last two games and go into this game full of spirit and full of energy with a game plan that can hurt the opposition. Hopefully, on the day it will.

“But we are not taking Bury lightly, it doesn’t matter what the stats are saying. Statistics can lie and lead you believe something that is not really there.

“As far as I am concerned, this will be a tough game and it will be nice to put some distance between ourselves and Bury, who I think will be up there at the end of the season.”

Having served as both a player and coach at Bolton Wanderers, Bury are a club well-known to Swindon boss Brown as the towns are separated by just six miles.

Although he has yet to come up against Shakers counterpart Lowe in a managerial capacity, Brown has been impressed by what he has done in steadying the ship at Gigg Lane in the wake of their relegation last season.

“In terms of management, no I haven’t come across him, but in terms of playing, yes I have,” said Brown.

“He is a good solid character and deserves every right to get the job in the face of a little bit of turmoil at Bury last season – I think they certainly had the budget to get promoted and found themselves at the wrong end of the table.

“It is a club just down the road from Bolton so were local rivals. A lot of the Bolton fans won’t thank me for saying that as they were always thinking big and saying Manchester United, but Bury was the closest club.

“I have known the ins and outs of the football club for a long, long time, but they seem to have new investment now and have invested quite heavily. They need to get out of this division.”