Bishop’s glad to be back as Bury aim to stop rot

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RETURNING Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk captain Justin Bishop is relishing getting back into action this weekend after missing a host of games.

The skipper missed Bury’s previous two defeats in recent weeks before last weekend’s game against table-toppers Swardeston was cancelled due to poor weather conditions, meaning the side missed a chance to kick-start their season.

However, Bishop is confident that poor form can be reversed when they face Burwell on Saturday (11am).

He said: “It is good to be back, we should have a full side out against Burwell at the weekend and I’m really looking forward to it, hopefully we can turn our form around.

“Looking at Burwell, they are a team we really should be beating, hopefully we can go there and come away with a good 20 to 30 points and really push on in again in the league, we just need that kick-start.

“I think it has been more down to a mental block rather than complacency going into the matches we have lost, especially the teams we have a history of doing badly against. Man-for-man we should be okay so hopefully we blank everything from our minds and get the result we need.”

The Suffolk side have no such problem with form, remaining unbeaten in recent weeks with a win and a draw to keep the side moving in the right direction in the league, something Bishop is keen to continue in their trip to Northumberland at the weekend.

He added: “We need to win to keep pressing forward and keep in the hunt for success in the league.

“Northumberland can be a hard place to go to, they have a really flat wicket and always play well at their home ground.

“We will have a mixture of young and old players travel to the match and despite them being above us in the league I believe we can go there feeling quietly confident of getting the win.”