EXCLUSIVE: Fans’ favourite Sam Reed returns to Bury Town

BURY RETURN: Sam Reed, pictured scoring at Ram Meadow in 2012
BURY RETURN: Sam Reed, pictured scoring at Ram Meadow in 2012
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Former Bury Town star Sam Reed has agreed a sensational return to Ram Meadow after putting pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season.

Popular striker Reed, 27, reached a dual registration agreement with current club Biggleswade Town that will allow him to play in the Blues’ final five league fixtures.

The former Cambridge City front-man was a firm favourite with Bury fans and spent six seasons with the Blues between 2007 and 2013.

Four trophies followed, including the 2010 Zamaretto Midland League title and the 2011 Suffolk Premier Cup victory over Needham Market, where he scored both goals in a 2-0 win at Portman Road.

Manager Ben Chenery, speaking to the Free Press just after meeting with Reed yesterday afternoon, said: “He has got Bury in his heart and is someone who works hard and runs the channels very well. He can offer us a lot and will go straight into the squad for the weekend.”

He added: “He’s had an injury this year and wants to keep his options open in the summer so we’ll see how it goes, but we’re very pleased to have him on-board.”

Bury had their relegation from the Ryman League Premier Division confirmed following Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat to Grays Athletic, which ended an upturn in form which had seen the Blues go through two games (1-0 at home to Metropolitan Police and 1-1 at Tonbridge Angels) unbeaten.

Chenery’s side kick-off their Easter campaign at home to VCD Athletic on Saturday (3pm) before travelling over to the Suffolk coast to face play-off hopefuls Lieston, manager by ex-Bury boss Richard Wilkins and including former captain Tom Bullard in their ranks.

* For more reaction to Reed’s return, as well as Saturday’s defeat and preview to both Easter games, do not miss Friday’s Bury Free Press print edition.