blues finally get their man

HOME COMFORTS: Bury-born Richard Logan is to turn out for his hometown club. Dorest Echo
HOME COMFORTS: Bury-born Richard Logan is to turn out for his hometown club. Dorest Echo
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Richard Logan is fulfilling one of his footballing wishes after resurrecting his move to Bury Town this week, thanks to a text from his dad.

The 31-year-old striker, who played professionally for the likes of Ipswich Town, Peterborough United and Exeter City, was close to joining the Blues in November, but late interest from Blue Square Bet South outfit Dorchester Town saw the move fall through.

But, following his release from the Magpies after failing to score in six appearances, Logan received a message from dad Mick, encouraging him to get back in touch with Bury.

“My dad texted me to say they were currently short of a few players,” said Logan. “So I called Trevor (Collins, director of football) up straight away and said I could play.

“I’ve always said I would like to play for Bury at some stage.”

Although the deal may be short-term, with a move to Torquay United possibly on the cards, Logan admitted he was impressed with what he saw as John Sands bagged the winner in Bury’s 1-0 win at Canvey Island on Tuesday night.

“It’s a good group of lads and we played well as a team,” he said. “They showed plenty of determination.”

Manager Richard Wilkins, who was removed from the dugout during his side’s dismal 2-1 loss to East Thurrock United on Saturday after vehement protests at the non-award of an 87th-minute penalty, was also pleased with the improvement at Canvey.

He said: “The referee cost us a point on Saturday and I’m still upset about it, but it was a very good reaction.”

Russell Short (ill) was the latest player to join the Blues’ list of absentees on Tuesday and is set to miss tomorrow’s trip to Harrow Borough (3pm).

Bury return to Canvey Island on Tuesday to visit the Gulls’ near-neighbours Concord Rangers (7.45pm).