BILLY Clark has vowed to do all he can to help Bury Town in their quest for promotion from the Ryman League Premier Division this season after signing a new two-year deal.
The former Ipswich Town midfielder had a slow start to life at Ram Meadow, but has been finding his feet in recent months, particularly during the current pre-season.
Four goals from an advanced role has confirmed Clark’s upturn in form and so keen are Bury to use his attacking abilities that he partnered Sam Reed up front against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old said: “If you play high up the pitch it’s always important you score plenty of goals, even when you’re not playing well, to try and help the team out.
“I’m enjoying playing here week in, week out, and getting a lot of football under my belt.
“Playing in attacking midfield is where I feel I play best, but I’m happy to be in the team anywhere.
“As a team we’re feeling good and playing well. We played really well across the park against Charlton.”
Clark is set to be joined at the Blues by former Needham Market captain Rhys Barber, who was due to sign dual registration forms with Bury last night after also agreeing a deal with Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit Felixstowe and Walton United.
The west Suffolk outfit are also keeping a close eye on the likes of midfielder Pedro Souza and striker Jack Werndly, with the former likely to be offered a spell with Team Bury to help improve his fitness while the latter continues to be monitored by a number of other clubs.
Bury host Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Cambridge United on Monday (7.45pm) and Ryman One North side AFC Sudbury the following Friday (7.45pm) to complete their pre-season plans, with Bury manager Richard Wilkins looking to finalise the XI that will start their Ryman Premier opener against Carshalton Athletic on August 18.
He said: “These next two games are the ones in which the squad will be reduced.”