Needham Market duo extend loan stays at Bury Town
Bury Town boss Ben Chenery has extended the loan deals of Needham Market duo Ollie Fenn and Taylor Bannister until the end of the season.
Experienced centre-half Fenn, who is also able to play as a holding midfielder, and young winger Bannister have impressed in Bury Town colours since signing on an initial month’s loan in late February.
Virtually ever-presents since stepping into the first-team at Ram Meadow, the pair will now look to knuckle down and continue to enjoy their football under Chenery.
“I’m really happy to extend both deals,” said Chenery.
“Coming to Bury has been good for the both of them. They’re playing and enjoying football, which is something they want to do.
“Taylor is really equipping himself well, and Ollie has so many strings to his bow. He’s a great personality to have in the squad, with experience and leadership qualities.”
Narrow 1-0 losers to Ryman North Division league-leaders Brightlingsea Regent last weekend, Bury head to Romford tomorrow, looking to go on a run of results between now and the end of April.
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“The aim for the rest of the season is to put together a run of results,” said Chenery.
“Of late, we’ve beaten Maldon & Tiptree and Tilbury, and got a point away at Ware.
“We’re just trying to make sure that we build, pick up points, and put a good run together because we can carry that over to pre-season (for the 2017/28 season).
“Just because we’re in mid-table, with little to play for, doesn’t mean I will allow my players to rest on their laurels.”
Bury certainly put in 100 per cent against high-flying Regent, and only a 69th-minute goal from 35-goal winger Aaron Condon denied the Blues from picking up a result.
“I think Brightlingsea would admit that we pushed them all the way,” continued Chenery.
“They had to work hard for their win, and we certainly stood up to everything that they threw at us.
“We created chances, and asked them questions, but we just needed a bit more luck (to get a result). I’m really pleased with the way we equipped ourselves.”