Bury Town manager Ben Chenery is set to offer trailists Tom Debenham and Andrew Cusack full-time deals as he looks to finalise his squad for the upcoming campaign, writes Russell Claydon.
Both players were set to be in action again for the Blues in last night’s home friendly with Mildenhall Town — Bury’s third in the last five days — ahead of starting contract negotiations.
Those additions would take the Ryman League Division One North club’s incomings over the close-season to four, with goalkeeper Dan Heath (Newmarket Town) and defender Kyran Clements (season-long loan from AFC Sudbury), having already joined.
Debenham, who has spent the last four years playing in the USA, can operate in defence or in his more natural central midfield role, while Cusack would fill the left-back berth which long-term injury victim James Paterson occupied last season.
Chenery said: “I have been very impressed with their application and technical ability and desire.
“I think they are people I can work with.
“If they are happy with what we offer, all being well, they could be two new additions to the squad.”
And Chenery has not ruled out moves for more players ahead of the first league game, at home to Waltham Abbey, on August 13.
“We have another lad who has joined us on trial who is a bit of an unknown quantity and we will continue to look at people,” he added
Youthful sides beat West Wratting 4-1 at home on Saturday (Tevan Allen, Ryan Gibbs, Nick Ingram, Remi Garrett) before a 3-1 win at Ipswich Wanderers on Tuesday (Josh Mayhew, Remi Garrett, Ollie Canfer).
The Blues host higher-league Needham Market tomorrow (3pm).