UPDATED: Former Bury Town skipper Tom Bullard delighted to move to Leiston

Tom Bullard

Tom Bullard - Credit: Archant

Former Bury Town defender Tom Bullard said the decision to leave Ram Meadow for Leiston was the toughest decision of his life.

The 27-year-old, who has been at Ram Meadow since he was 16 and has played near to 400 games, will be joined by Craig Parker, who has signed a new one-year deal at Victory Road.

“I have been contemplating for the last couple of weeks,” he said.

“After talking to Leiston, I was impressed with the club’s ambition and I really feel I have made the right decision.

“I want to play higher and that was my main question to them (Leiston), did they have ambitions to play in Conference South?

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“That is their ambition and I am looking forward to playing there under Steve Ball.”

He added: “It was the hardest decision of my life though, leaving Bury, and it was horrible telling the chairman, Russell Ward, who has also become a very good friend.”

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Ball, who has been chasing Bullard for a couple of weeks, added: “It was a massive move for Tom to leave Bury,” he said.

“He has been such a great servant and I am over the moon to have signed him.

“I still have two or three more targets but this is a big coup for us.”

FULL STORY in tomorrow’s EADT and Ipswich Star

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