Bury won’t be scarred from losses

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Ahead of hosting mid-table Westcombe Park tomorrow (3pm), Bury St Edmunds head coach Gavin Hogg has promised his side will not be found dwelling on their first back-to-back National League defeats.

He admitted they were outclassed in a clinical second-half display at unbeaten Tonbridge Juddians.

But after the 45-11 loss on Saturday followed on from a disappointing 39-29 home defeat to Guernsey, with Bury having led at the interval in both games, Hogg is confident they can go into a one-week break on a winning note.

“We are certainly not a despondent camp and we are very realistic that around the corner there are going to be some good sides that we will be using as a marker of where we want to get to,” he said. “From our point-of-view we have had a very solid start to the season, in fifth place, and we will be trying to consolidate that top-half position going into Christmas.”

While influential centre Tim Mann (ankle) and lock Aaron Waters are back in contention, Codey Gray (concussion) joins David Ormrod (neck) in being ruled out.