REACTION - Bury Town boss Ben Chenery heaps the praise on his players, especially two-goal hero Remi Garrett and Ipswich Town loanee Jack Willbye, after the Blues seal a superb win over Essex’s Billericay Town

Ipswich Town's Jack Willbye, left, impressed on his debut for Bury Town last night

Ipswich Town's Jack Willbye, left, impressed on his debut for Bury Town last night - Credit: Archant

Following his side’s excellent 2-1 triumph over Billericay Town on Tuesday night, Bury Town boss Ben Chenery has heaped the praise on the efforts of his players.

Summer signing Remi Garrett’s first goals for the Blues, one of which a stunning strike that seared into the top corner, sealed a welcome win for Chenery’s men - a result that saw them climb out of the bottom four and up to 17th position in the Ryman Premier Division.

Speaking after the game, of the win, Chenery said: “It’s been a long time coming!

“But we’re good at home, we’re unbeaten at home, no-one has outplayed us here and I’m really pleased for the lads.

“They deserved that, they’ve stuck with me, they’ve stuck with each other, they’ve worked hard, and I thought they were excellent tonight.”


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Garrett, a summer signing from now Thurlow Nunn Premier Division (two leagues below Bury) side Ipswich Wanderers after firing Glenn Read’s men to promotion last campaign after scoring an abundance of goals, scored in the 25th and 41st minutes to give Bury a much-needed and morale-boosting victory.

Of his striker, who received a round full of applause from the Ram Meadow faithful on his withdrawal in the 71st minute, Chenery added: “I know what Remi’s all about.

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“People look and say he’s come from a lower-level, but you know what, he’s got attributes and I know that.

“He’s got great stature, he’s got great pace, he wants to do well, he wants to do better, he wants to learn, and anyone that can chest and volley a ball like that into the top corner has got ability- and he’s got bundles of that.”

Garrett was supported in attack by 18-year-old Ipswich Town loanee Jack Willbye on Tuesday evening, after the youngster had sealed a month’s loan switch to Ram Meadow just hours before kick-off as Chenery explains.

He said: “The move just came about really because I’m always on the phone, I’m always looking to improve us, and Ipswich have been excellent to us.

“Jack’s a very good footballer – he took up some great positions tonight, he always looks to get on the ball, and he’s always looking for that intelligent pass which is fantastic.

“He just tired a bit towards the end because it was a quick tempo tonight but he enjoyed it – he’s a great lad and he’ll do well for us.”

Indeed, Willbye played his part in what was a fine and collective Bury performance and result after somewhat of a slow start to the season.

Chenery added: “It’s (the win) a good platform for them (the players), it gives them good confidence .

“I’m a positive person and I’ve played a lot of football and I’ve been around in football and I know what’s required.

“I know where we need to improve, but for them, I’m very pleased.

“As players, sometimes they doubt themselves - and maybe that confidence goes, but they never stop knocking on the door, they never stop trying and they deserved that tonight that’s for sure.”

Bury now go into two back-to-back away games at Met Police and Grays Athletic looking for that first elusive win on the road.

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