Alex Archer aims to help keep Bury Town afloat after extending his loan deal

Alex Archer, who has extended his loan spell at Bury Town from Suffolk rivals AFC Sudbury

Alex Archer, who has extended his loan spell at Bury Town from Suffolk rivals AFC Sudbury - Credit: Archant

Alex Archer is aiming to help keep Bury Town in the Ryman Premier Division this season.

The on-loan AFC Sudbury stopper extended his stay at Ram Meadow until the end of the season earlier this week after his 93-day loan deal was set to expire.

Bury travel to third-placed Margate this afternoon (3pm ko), and Archer is certainly enjoying his time at the west Suffolk club, despite their position at the foot of the Ryman Premier Division table.

“I wasn’t sure what was going to happen (with the loan deal coming to a close),” Archer admitted.

“But I’m glad it’s all sorted now, and for me, it’s the best case scenario.

“I’m really enjoying my football here, and I feel like I’m playing well.

“There’s a good group of lads here, and I’m getting on really well with the manager (Ben Chenery).”

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Archer’s main aim now will be helping Bury try and avoid relegation – something he believes can be achieved.

“Since before the turn of the year, we’ve shown signs of improvement,” Archer continued.

“We haven’t got as many points as we’d have liked, but have picked up a win and a few draws.

“If you were a neutral watching the Maidstone game (a 2-1 defeat 11 days ago), I don’t think you would have guessed who was at the bottom of the league and who was at the top of the league.”

Archer continued: “I believe we can stay up.

“Ben (Chenery), and Christian (Appleford, Chenery’s assistant) are working as hard as they possibly can, and we have 14 games to get as many points as we can.

“We just have to be positive and full of belief in every game.”

The Blues saw their proposed game at Leatherhead last week called off, and sit seven points off safety before today’s game.

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