Ipswich Town starlet set for Bury Town start, while Haverhill v Lowestoft is postponed

Cemal Ramadan (centre)

Cemal Ramadan (centre) - Credit: Archant

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery could field several youngsters as he gets his priorities in place, ahead of tonight’s Suffolk Premier Cup clash at Felixstowe & Walton.

Chenery is missing Sam Reed, John Kennedy, Noel Aitkens, Tevan Allen and former Felixstowe duo, Bradley Barber and Remi Garrett for the clash by the seaside and insists he has to manage his squad responsibly with the games coming thick and fast.

“With the amount of games we have had, I will probably try and get some of the younger players on the pitch,” said Chenery, whose side face a demanding schedule of eight games in the next 32 days, starting with tonight’s clash.

“I have got six players out, a big game coming up at Witham where we want to try and preserve our unbeaten away record in the league, and a huge FA Trophy game at home to Thurrock (this Saturday) in between.

“I am really mindful of the fact that we have a few bodies missing and no disrespect to the competition but I may look to field some youngsters and look at what there is at the West Suffolk Academy, as we are quite thin on the ground.


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One player who Chenery hopes to involve this evening is young Ipswich Town loanee, Cemal Ramadan, 18, who scored on his debut for the Blues – the only goal of the game – in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Walsham Abbey.

“I hope he will be involved as he is an exciting prospect,” added Chenery of the attacking midfielder.

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“He has got a good pedigree and took his goal well at the weekend.

“He has got a point to prove and I think the conditions tonight will probably suit him better than the ones on Saturday, when it was sometimes unplayable.

“Cemal is a number 10, he can play in the hole, has an eye for goal and can use his pace to get away from people over that first five yards.

Tonight’s other game in the Suffolk Premier Cup, between Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit Haverhill Rovers and National League North side Lowestoft Town (7.45pm) has been postponed and re-arranged for Tuesday, December 1.

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