Ben Chenery is happy for Bury Town to remain under the radar after being pleasantly surprised by his side’s promising start to the new season.
Following a torrid campaign in 2014/15, which culminated in relegation from the Ryman League Premier Division, The Blues have avoided the possible hangover of a summer of restructure to find themselves sitting pretty in third in the Division One North table following an unbeaten start to their league campaign with two wins and a draw.
And ahead of hosting Witham Town tomorrow (3pm) and Wroxham on Tuesaday (7.45pm) the manager paid tribute to his squad who he believes will continue to surprise many in what should prove an enjoyable season.
“I have been pleasantly surprised after bringing in so many new faces; they have amazed me,” said Chenery, whose side suffered elimination from the Robert Dyas Ryman League Cup following a 3-0 loss to higher-league Leiston on Tuesday night.
“We are quietly going about our business. Myself and Christian worked so hard during the summer to be sure we were ready for this division.
“The squad has settled as a group fantastically well and we’ve started nicely. I’m not going to get carried away because it is a tough league but what the players have done is listened and showed desire.
“We are under the radar and it is a good place to be. There are some real big hitters in this league who have spent some good money and we haven’t.
“What we’ve done is bring a group together in pre-season and make them believe what we are doing is the right thing and that’s important.
“We’ve set goals within our dressing room of where we want to be. We don’t want to let ourselves or the crowd down; all we want to do is make this football club proud.
“There will be ups and downs but I think it will be an enjoyable season because the fans can see the players care which may be a bit of a contrast to what we had last year.
“Two wins and a draw to remain unbeaten from the first three games is fantastic so hopefully we can continue that.”
Despite Chenery’s renewed optimism he is also well aware of the danger of inconsistency and was quick to warn his players about the threats posed by their next two opponents, while remaining confident.
“The next few weeks will prove to me how far we’ve come and I will keep asking my players how good are they and how far can they keep going,” he added.
“Witham have had a funny start but they haven’t fired yet, while Wroxham are a bit of an unknown to me.
“But we will be on our pitch in fornt of our fans and we have no one to fear.”
In the Suffolk Premier Cup, Bury will travel to Kirkley & Pakefield on October 20 (7.45pm).