New signing Canfer out to prove his point at Bury Town

Bury's Ollie Canfer in action for AFC Sudbury

Bury's Ollie Canfer in action for AFC Sudbury - Credit: Archant

Ollie Canfer cannot wait to prove himself with Bury Town, after leaving AFC Sudbury to join forces at Ram Meadow, writes Will Ridgard.

Canfer came on as a second-half substitute in Bury’s 1-1 draw with Soham Town Rangers on Tuesday, and the attacking midfielder enjoyed his debut.

“It wasn’t too bad, I was a bit rusty,” admitted Canfer, who could make his first start in Bury colours today at league-leaders Cray Wanderers.

“I haven’t been playing consistently this season, and I think it was one of those things at Sudbury.”

Canfer admitted that interest for his signature was high among clubs during the summer – and after leaving Sudbury earlier this month – following a fine 2014/15 season at Brightlingsea Regent, his first at Ryman level.

“I started off in the Sudbury team, but had a bad game at the wrong time against Cray (a 6-2 home defeat), and couldn’t get back in after that.

“I decided to move on and the plan was to take a couple of weeks to make a decision on where to go next.

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“I work with Christian (Appleford, the Bury assistant manager) at Stowupland High School, and he had been in my ear a little bit!”

Canfer continued: “I went and watched Bury play Great Wakering Rovers (where the Suffolk side won 2-0) last Saturday and was impressed.

“Christian was a big influence (in signing), alongside a couple of current and ex-players at the club.

“I know Remi (Garrett) and Darcy (D’Ath) after playing with them previously, and also spoke to Sam Nunn (currently playing for Lowestoft) who I am good friends with.

“There’s a good fan base here, and the team seems to have a good atmosphere about it.

“I had a good year with Brightlingsea last year and want to keep that level up and push my career on.”

Canfer will therefore hope he fares more favourably against Cray Wanderers today, as Bury look to build on their impressive start to the season.

Ben Chenery’s men have won seven and drawn six of their opening 14 league games, and sit in fourth position before kick off.

Today’s opponents boast a formidable home record – winning seven of their eight league games at Hayes Lane.