Two-time FA Cup winners Bury go into unchartered territory on Saturday as they host a game in the Extra Preliminary Round at Gigg Lane for the first time.

Uttoxeter Town of the Midlands League opted to switch the tie from their 1,000 capacity Oldfield Sports Ground amid safety concerns and the hope of attracting a bumper gate at the rejuvenated Shakers.

Bury AFC entered the competition at this stage last season, beating Hallam FC 1-0 in a replay, but this will be the first time the club has competed as a united force since losing 1-0 to Luton Town in the second round proper in December 2018.

Andy Welsh’s side has won two out of two since their long-awaited return to league football last weekend and will start the game as heavy favourites.

Striker Andy Briggs, recruited this summer from Steeton, opened his account for the club in the 3-1 win at Cole in midweek. He has never played in the FA Cup – but is keen to make some better memories than those he has experienced as a supporter.

“It’s amazing to make my debut in the FA Cup but the moment that sticks in my mind is the 2005 FA Cup final and, unfortunately, I am a United fan and Arsenal beat us on penalties that day,” he said. “It’s a negative memory – but hopefully we can create something more positive this weekend.”

With the advantage of playing ‘at home’ Bury will be expected to book a place in the preliminary round – played on August 19 – but the potential for cup shocks means that Welsh’s side can take nothing for granted, added Briggs.

“I think it will be business as usual,” he said. “We know anyone who comes to Gigg Lane, it will be a cup final for them, so to speak. They will want to put on a show.

“But we have to concentrate on how we play, how we impose ourselves on them, and we shouldn’t have anything to worry about with anyone at this level.”

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day priced at £10 for adults, £5 for 16-18s, £3 for Under-16s and free for under-fives.