Team Bury look to stretch unbeaten run

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TEAM Bury manager Ross Wilding insists he has not targeted a specific final league position – despite a surprise top 10 berth suddenly within the club’s grasp.

The Blues travel to Ipswich Wanderers tomorrow (3pm) on the back of a three game unbeaten run in Ridgeons League Division One.

“We cannot afford to be looking at final league positions as we must continue to take each game as it comes - so not to lose our focus,” said Wilding.

“The players are looking forward to the Ipswich Wanderers game as I understand they have an excellent playing surface which should suit both sides.”

A Ryan Clark double and a Josh Curry strike helped Bury to a 3-0 victory over Wanderers in the reverse fixture at Ram Meadow in January.

Since that loss, the Humber Doucy Lane outfit have seen their promotion hopes quashed following four defeats from five outings.

“They will be keen to get revenge for our victory earlier this year, so it should prove to be a very good game,” said Wilding.

Despite winning just six matches all season, Wilding’s charges – still third from bottom – are only five points adrift of 10th-placed Godmanchester Rovers and only three from 11th-placed Halstead Town, with a game in hand.

Bury would already have been 13th but for conceding a late equaliser at home to March Town United on Saturday. Will Hitter had given the hosts a deserved advantage, before the visitors struck back on 87 minutes to snatch a share of the spoils.

“We were all very disappointed with the draw in the end following one of our best performances of the season,” added Wilding.

“We played some really good football at times and created numerous goal-scoring chances.

“To concede so late was a sickener. It was a very harsh lesson for the players. We must learn to score when we are on top.

“Overall, it was a good performance though and we are not getting carried away as we know the effect a change in fortunes can have on our belief.”

Wilding has no new injury concerns ahead of tomorrow’s fixture.