BURY'S Ady Littlejohn and Andy Preece fired themselves into contention for a starting role against Swindon on Saturday by scoring for the reserves yesterday.

The Shakers second string beat Halifax 3-1 at Radcliffe Boro's Stainton Park with Littlejohn notching two and the player manager bagging the other.

Both men were on the subs bench during Tuesday night's disappointing defeat to Brentford.