Bury Town boss Ben Chenery is set to see triallists Andrew Cusack and Tom Debenham in action one more time before making a decision on whether to sign them.
The Blues had been due to host Walsham-le-Willows at Ram Meadow tomorrow but will now entertain former AFC Sudbury player Michael Shinn’s Kershaw League Premier side West Wratting (3pm) after the Willows pulled out as they were said to be unable to raise a side due to injuries.
Debenham, who has spent the last four years playing in the USA, has appeared in central defence against Braintree Town and Bury’s latest friendly, a 3-1 defeat to higher-league AFC Sudbury last Friday, in which Ollie Canfer was on target against his old club.
But, he will be viewed in his more natural position of central midfield against Wratting, while ex-Walsham and Norwich United man Andrew Cusack plays at left-back.
“I will be able to run the rule over those players and make a decision over the weekend,” said Chenery, who will see his side then play at Ipswich Wanderers on Tuesday before hosting Mildenhall Town on Thursday (both 7.45pm).
Central defender Kryan Clements, on a season-long loan from Sudbury, is also set to get his first outing in a Bury shirt tomorrow.
n Meanwhile, Bury’s chief executive, Michelle Banfield-Curran, is confident the clubhouse rebuild should be complete in time for the Blues to play their opening Ryman League Division One North fixture at Ram Meadow on Saturday, August 13.
The club had hoped to have the first match away from home but when the fixtures were released last Friday, they were given a home game with Waltham Abbey.
On the August Bank Holiday (August 29) they will travel to Dereham Town and are away to neighbours Soham Town Rangers on Boxing Day.
Their last league game will be on April 22 at Great Wakering Rovers.