Alex in at deep end

NEW KEEPER: Bury Town's Alex Archer
NEW KEEPER: Bury Town's Alex Archer
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Alex Archer is set to be thrown in at the deep end for his Bury Town debut as he bids to begin another record-breaking streak of appearances.

The 20-year-old goalkeeper made a club-record 116 consecutive appearances for AFC Sudbury until Marcus Garnham took his place in goal at Romford on October 25, after swapping Ram Meadow for the Wardale Williams Stadium.

That set in motion Archer’s 93-day loan move to the Blues — and the highly-rated former Peterborough United trainee knows he needs to hit the ground running at home to relegation rivals Hampton and Richmond Borough in the Ryman League Premier Division tomorrow (3pm).

“It’s a game we are going into with hopes of getting three points out of off the back of the last two performances,” said the stopper, who was in the stands as a much more exciting-looking Bury went out of the FA Trophy at the hands of Hendon on Saturday. “We have to keep those levels high and hopefully we will get the three points — I’m really looking forward to it.”

Archer appeared settled as the Yellows’ number one until Garnham’s shock switch betwen the two great Suffolk rivals — and it came out of the blue for the man he replaced as well.

“It was a manic few days,” said Archer, who has also played for Needham Market and Haverhill Rovers. “I didn’t have any indication Sudbury were looking to make a change or that I was not performing to the standards they were expecting.”

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