Needham Market man keen to help Bury Town end season on high, after loan switch

Ollie Fenn has left Needham Market for a loan spell at Bury Town.

Ollie Fenn has left Needham Market for a loan spell at Bury Town. - Credit: Archant

New loan signing Ollie Fenn is keen to help Bury Town finish their Ryman North campaign on a high, even if a play-off place now seems a step too far.

Fenn joined the Ram Meadow outfit on-loan from play-off chasing Ryman Premier club Needham Market, last week, and made his debut in the Blues’ 3-2 home win over high-flying Maldon & Tiptree last Saturday, fellow Needham loanee Taylor Bannister, coming off the bench to score twice on his debut.

Tomorrow, the Blues travel to seventh-placed Haringey Borough – a play-off place at the end of the season looking unlikely – having brought a six-match losing streak to an end last weekend.

“It was obviously a frustrating time but sometimes bringing in a couple of new faces can add a different enthusiasm – the team have not played badly in every game by any means – and thankfully we came in and we got a positive result,” said the experienced defensive midfielder.

“The manager (Ben Chenery) has not mentioned the play-offs, I think we are 10 or 11 points off the top-five but you never know what might happen between now and the end of the season.

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“Teams could slip-up and we could hit some form at the right time, we are taking it game by game at the moment, but I don’t think it’s (play-offs) realistic. We just want to finish the season strong.

Fenn has signed for a month with Bury, having seen his chances at Bloomfields limited this season, and is unsure where his future lies.

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“I spoke to Mark (Morsley, Needham manager) as I have not been playing consistently for various reasons, it’s been a stop-start season for me, and I just wanted to finish the season strongly,” explained Fenn.

“He put out a few calls and Bury responded.

“I am still a Needham player and, essentially, I have signed for a month.

“With Needham going well, the players have done a good job, I could not really expect to get in the team too much.

“But you never know what could happen and I might go back for the run-in and play some games.

“I am out-of-contract in the summer so we will see what happens, but it’s up to me to put questions in the heads of both Ben Chenery and Mark Morsley.”

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