Bury Town boss Ben Chenery playing waiting game in transfer market
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Bury Town boss Ben Chenery believes the Blues will be a big draw for potential targets, as he looks to bolster his squad for a Ryman League Division One North promotion push next season.
Chenery, whose side were relegated from the Premier Division in May, has so far only signed for mer AFC Sudbury and Walsham le Willows striker Ollie Hughes and has lost popular utility man Connor Hall to St Neots.
“I have got to look at the type of player we need in this league and what they offer,” said Chenery.
“You probably need a different kind of player at this level and there will probably be some lads that know this league better than the one higher.
“There is less travelling involved which can be a big advantage for potential targets and we are going to be a big team in this league.
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“But we have got to make sure we get the right players in and at the moment, people are considering their options and talking to every club in Suffolk.”
Chenery has already signed up several existing players from last season’s squad, including the likes of Tevan Allen, Justin Miller, Craig Nurse, Remi Garrett and David Lampshire and is hoping to lure three or four more names to Ram Meadow to join new signing Hughes.
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“Myself and (assistant manager) Christian Appleford are working hard but we are not going to mess around chasing after the wrong players,” added the former Cambridge United and Luton Town defender.
“We have signed Ollie Hughes which is good news for us. I am a big admirer of his.
“He works incredibly hard and does not give defenders an easy time.
“We have lost Connor Hall, which is a shame as he loves Bury Town Football Club and was excellent for me.
“But it is a natural progression for him and I think he will do well.”
Chenery added: “We are also waiting on Russell Short to decide if he wants to stay.
“He lives a long way away and will be dropping down in standard (in league).
“He is still at an age where he has a lot to offer.”
Should long-serving Short stay at the club, he would continue combining his commitments as a player with that of being a player-coach.