Bury Town manager Ben Chenery has backed his two latest additions to both have a significant impact on the Blues’ campaign this year.
The first, Camel Ramadan, signed on loan from Sky Bet Championship outift Ipswich Town, made an instant impact, scoring the winner in a 1-0 success over Waltham Abbey on his debut on Saturday, while Chenery further bolstered his ranks with the permanent return of fan favourite Connor Hall from higher-league St Neots Town this week.
And having seen both in action in the thrilling 6-5 penalty shoot-out Suffolk Premier Cup quarter-final success at Felixstowe and Walton United on Tuesday night, having drawn 3-3 after 120 minutes, the manager is confident the duo will have a major impact on his sides fortunes for the remainder of the season.
“I’m delighted to have been able to bring both to the club,” he said.
“Cemal is a great signing for us.
“I have close links with Ipswich Town and I’m delighted they have allowed him to come on loan.
“He is creative, has bags of pace, can stretch teams and will be a constant threat up front, he’s got a very bright future ahead of him.
“Connor loves Bury and has a great affection to the club so I’m really pleased he’s returned.
“It didn’t work out at St Neots for whatever reason, but having him back is just what we need. He is a fan favourite and it is great for the whole club.
“They could both prove the difference for us this season, and it just shows how everyone at the club is working hard to keep this progressing forward.”
The manager’s attention will now turn to a visit from Ryman League Division One North rivals Thurrock in the FA Trophy third qualifying round tomorrow (3pm).
Tuesday’s result stretched the Blues’ unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions and the Bury boss is hoping they will carry on that momentum and march on into the next round.
“It’s a big game. At the beginning of the week we talked about how this was a big week for us,” he added.
“We want to keep marching on in the league, the Trophy and the Premier Cup, as it keeps the good feeling at the club going.
“We’re playing three times this season, but this one is the most important one.
“We’re up against a good side who are flying well in the league, so it’s going to be a tough tie.
“It’s a big cup tie which we hope to progress in, and then carry that on into the league.”