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Bury Town boss Chenery targeting more ‘progress’ ahead of trip to Felixstowe

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 August 2018

Ryan Gibbs No. (9) celebrates scoring for Needham Market against Staines with Rhys Henry (16). Gibbs will be playing up front for Bury Town this season. Picture: BEN POOLEY

Ryan Gibbs No. (9) celebrates scoring for Needham Market against Staines with Rhys Henry (16). Gibbs will be playing up front for Bury Town this season. Picture: BEN POOLEY

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Bury Town boss, Ben Chenery, has had to revamp his squad for the new season, following a number of high-profile departures over the summer.

But Chenery is still targeting yet another season of progress, and improvement in league position (ninth last season), after bringing in a whole host of new players.

Bury lost a trio of first-team regulars over the summer, headed by leading scorer Cemal Ramadan, who plundered 32 goals last season. Ramadan has moved on to Leiston, as has his former Bury team-mate Noel Aitkens, while Tevan Allen has switched to newly-promoted Coggeshall (now in Bostik North as well).

In have come midfielders Jake Chambers Shaw, Gareth Simpson (both from Mildenhall) and Ryan Horne (from AFC Sudbury), full-backs Jake Kerins (from Mildenhall) and Ryan Stafford (in Australia last season) plus striker Ryan Gibbs (ex-Needham Market).

The Blues kick-off their campaign with a trip to Bostik North newcomers Felixstowe & Walton United this afternoon.

“We’ve brought in a few new players,” confirmed Chenery.

“In fact, it’s the most changes we have had at the club for a number of years, born from so many players doing so well last season, and so moving onto higher divisions.

“That’s a positive for them, and also a positive for the club. It shows we are developing these sort of players and getting the best out of them. I think these are exciting times, because we have new players coming in, buying into the ethos of the club.

“Obviously you are always going to miss a goalscorer, when he moves on, and Cemal Ramadan scored 32 goals for us last season.

“It’s a big ask for just one person to fill those shoes, but we will be looking to score goals from all areas of the pitch. We didn’t score enough goals from other positions last season, so we want our midfielders and alike to chip in with a few goals.

“There should be a great atmosphere at Felixstowe for the first game. They are newly promoted and so are a club with momentum. They will be feeling positive, so we can’t take it lightly. We are under no illusions as to how tough it will be.

“I’m very ambitious. We have always managed to improve on our league position from year to year, and I want that to continue into this season.”

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