Bury boss alludes to reinforcements

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Bury Town manager Ben Chenery has admitted he is actively looking to reinforce his squad further with new additions despite his side’s promising start to the new campaign.

A thrilling 5-3 success over Thetford Town in the FA Cup on Saturday saw the Blues maintain their encouraging early signs this season which have seen them lose just one of their opening seven matches, which came against higher-league Leiston in the Ryman League Cup.

Three wins and two draws have left Bury fifth in the Ryman League Division One North table, just two points adrift of early pacesetters Aveley having played a game less.

But despite the opportunity to see his side climb to the top spot with victory at home over Tilbury tomorrow (3pm), Chenery alluded to the fact that he is still looking for reinforcements.

“I have a great bunch of boys who are in it together and that cohesion can take us a long way,” said the manager, whose side also travel to Wroxham on Tuesday (7.45pm).

“However, I am still actively looking at other players, we are always looking.

“I’ve always felt that even when you are doing well if there is someone out there that can improve the squad then you must look to add them if you can.

“We can’t afford to stand still and it is important that we keep looking to progress forward.

“The lads in the dressing room have earned the right to wear the shirt but everyone knows it is competitive here and it will always be that way.”

Ahead of hosting Tilbury, who sit 12th in the table after a mixed start to the campaign tomorrow, Chenery was quick to warn his side about their defensive lapses which saw them take a 4-0 lead inside 15 minutes on Saturday before allowing Thetford back into the tie.

“We were cruising but we showed our naivety to let them back in the game by conceding some really sloppy and atrocious goals, we can’t afford to keep doing that,” he added.

“It was a proper cup tie which is not what we really wanted it to be but the important thing is we kept that recent momentum going.”

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