GALLERY: Delighted Bury Town boss praises departing Colchester United striker Nnamdi Nwachuku

Nwachuku runs off to celebrate his late winner in his last Bury appearance

Nwachuku runs off to celebrate his late winner in his last Bury appearance - Credit: Archant

Bury Town boss Richard Wilkins was left delighted with his side’s narrow win over Cray Wanderers and praised the efforts of departing goalscorer Nnamdi Nwachuku, who was playing his last game for the Blues after a loan spell from Colchester United.

“It’s good to get the three points,” exclaimed Wilkins.

“I thought we should have been two or three nil up by half-time but our decision-making and our quality in the final third let us down.

“The most important thing was the win, that’s two clean sheets in a row which is obviously a positive.

“Mathematically, we needed to get something out of the game just to be sure of falling down any further.

“The important thing for me now with four league games to go is to try and get 60 points.”

Bury currently sit in 16th place on 54 points.

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Wilkins continued: “It’s been a difficult time of late - we’ve got a lot of youngsters out on the pitch learning and the team quite often picks itself because of suspensions, injuries and what have you.”

Of match-winner Nwachuku, Wilkins said: “It was good that he got a goal because he gets frustrated with himself a little bit and he probably could’ve quite easily had two or three in the first-half.

“He’s quite hard on himself, but he kept going and to be fair that’s an opportunist goal that he scored.

“He’s worked extremely hard since he’s been here, it hasn’t always gone for him and I don’t think he’s scored as many goals as he perhaps should’ve done for us but he’s a young lad, he’s learning his trade and he’s done us proud for the last month.”

Wilkins also heaped the plaudits on Danny Cunningham, who was Bury’s stand-out player.

“Danny’s a player who needs to be involved, he’s got quality and I felt that he was the player who had all the quality today,” added Wilkins.

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