Bury Town appoint new manager: Ben’s Blues

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Ben Chenery has promised his Bury Town side will be exciting to watch after being appointed the new manager at Ram Meadow.

For most supporters and all 13 of the players Chenery signed on for next season during his spell as caretaker boss, the former Cambridge United professional was the only suitable choice to take the Blues into a new era.

Filling Richard Wilkins’ shoes after the previous manager’s trophy-filled 14-year spell in charge is a daunting task, but Chenery set out his vision for Bury with the start of pre-season training just over a week away.

“I just can’t wait to get on the training ground because that’s where I’m happiest,” said the 37-year-old, who admitted he would have to work hard to develop players because of the Blues’ tight budget. “There will be some ideas to put to players because there’s a way I like to play, but I’m sure they will buy into that.

“There are a lot of people in the squad making a step up or finding their feet at this level, so it’s important I give them the tools to do it.”

He added: “The way I’ve been brought up, I’ll be looking to win matches.

“We’ll always be exciting and play with a lot of pride to try and win games — I’ve always done that at Bury (while as assistant manager), so that hasn’t changed.

“People will have to bear with us because there is inexperience in different places, but we will get better.”

Chairman Russell Ward was delighted to unveil Chenery and said: “Ben’s gone out and grasped

the situation with both hands.

“He’s done more than his best with getting players to sign on.”

He added: “Ben was as highly qualified as some of the other candidates, but his enthusiasm and vision for the club, coupled with everything he has done, made him the right choice for us.”