Chenery looking for his side to build confidence ahead of Suffolk Senior Cup clash

Bury Town take on Thamesmead today

Bury Town take on Thamesmead today - Credit: Gregg Brown

Ben Chenery is looking for his Bury Town side to build some much-needed momentum when they take on Thamesmead Town today.

The Blues are on a run of four straight defeats and seven games without a win, heading into today’s clash with Thamesmead, which is followed by a big Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final tie with Lowestoft on Tuesday night.

While Chenery admits he doesn’t have a big enough squad to be able to rest players in favour of Tuesday’s cup clash, even if he wanted to, he is keen to do everything he can to ensure he goes into the semi-final on the back of a positive result against Thamesmead.

“It’s important we get back to having some positive results, we’ve been poor defensively but we’ve been working on that in training, so hopefully we can put this into practice in this one,” he said.

“We have an important game on Tuesday, of course we do, but this one’s first and we want to put in a solid performance because we’ve not had a lot of those of late.

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“We’re not really in a position where we have a big enough squad to chop and change what we have, we go game to game, so we have to make sure we play well in this one going into Tuesday because it can give us that little bit of confidence.

“Tuesday is a big game against superior opposition, in terms of the league we play in, and it would be good to test ourselves against that in an exciting cup tie.

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“But we have Thamesmead first. Our players are not at a level where we can just switch it on and off, so we want to make sure we’re prepared the right way and are ready to do all the running.”

Although Chenery’s injury trouble is easing, the likes of Justin Miller, Bradley Barber, James Paterson and Sam Reed are still sidelined and are likely to miss both games.

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