Allen: 'Time was right for a change'
Tevan Allen has revealed his decision to leave Bury Town was driven by a desire to experience life at a new club.
But for a brief stint with neighbours AFC Sudbury in 2017, Allen has spent his entire playing career with the Blues since making his debut as a 16-year-old during 2013/14 season.
And, with his next destination set to be confirmed in the near future, the right-sided player felt that the time was right for him to depart Ram Meadow.
"The move to Sudbury was not a bad one," said the 21-year-old.
"At the time they were at a higher level and I wanted to test myself.
"I think everyone at Bury will say that I came back from there a different and better player.
"I made a lot of appearances for Bury and really enjoyed my time with them.
"But if you stay somewhere for too long you can become stale and take your foot off the gas.
"I did not want that to happen. I feel like I need to go elsewhere, a little bit out of my comfort zone, and see how good I can be."
Allen has joined Cemal Ramadan in leaving Bury this summer, with Noel Aitkens also expected to move on once compensation is agreed with Leiston.
However, despite the departure of three key players, Allen is backing Bury to remain competitive in the Bostik League North Division next term.
"I expect them to do well. They are always there or thereabouts and that should not change," he added.
"They still have some very good players there and I would imagine Ben (Chenery, manager) will add some quality as well."