Bury Town preview: Plenty to play for, even after defeat to high flying Concord

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Bury Town manager Richard Wilkins has seen enough from his side in their last five games to believe they can keep their challenge for the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs alive.

The Blues — who were due to play their Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final with Leiston last night — won four league matches in a row before Tuesday’s 3-2 reverse at title-chasing Concord Rangers.

But, ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Cray Wanderers to Ram Meadow (3pm), Wilkins is looking forward to his side’s 10-match run-in.

“We are in decent nick and playing well,” he said. “When you look at our run-in, we are playing a lot of the teams around us, so we can have a big say in the play-off picture — I don’t think it is over by a long chalk.

“We’ll know a lot more in four or five games, but it looks like there will be just one other place available behind Whitehawk, Wealdstone, Concord and Lowestoft.”

Former professional Richard Logan scored his first goal in a Bury shirt at Concord on Tuesday, putting the west Suffolk outfit ahead for a second time on the night, but it was not enough to prevent a defeat.

Adam Tann, who returned to the starting XI in that match but was unavailable last night, has joined the Blues permanently until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Chelmsford City loanee Warren Whitely could play his last match for Bury tomorrow with the second month of his short-term deal due to expire.

Former Ipswich Town midfielder Billy Clark looks set to miss the rest of the season with a broken ankle, while Luke Ingram could join AFC Sudbury.