Morsley’s squad beginning to take shape as new trio sign on

FRESH START: Former Bury Town defender Sam Nunn has begun a new challenge with Needham Market ending his seven-year stay with the Blues
FRESH START: Former Bury Town defender Sam Nunn has begun a new challenge with Needham Market ending his seven-year stay with the Blues
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Needham Market manager Mark Morsley has continued his rebuilding process ahead of the new season with a trio of new arrivals to Bloomfields.

Following on from the signings of former Football League strikerJamie Guy and defenders Ollie Brown and Matt Cripps last week, Morsely has dipped back into the market with further reinforcements.

Former Bury Town centre-half Sam Nunn has agreed to a two-year-deal with the Marketmen following his release from the Blues and is joined by talented left-back Darryl Coakley, from Christian Appleford’s Mildenhall Town and left-winger Dave Wareham, formerly of last season’s Ryman League Division One North play-off final losers Maldon and Tiptree.

Speaking of his triple transfer scoop, Morsley couldn’t hide his delight as he feels his squad is beginning to take shape ahead of the new campaign.

“Darryl is a very good player with an excellent pedigree having come through at Ipswich Town and played for Cambridge United,” he said.

“He’s got the right quality and the right background so ticks all the boxes for us with the scope of getting even better.

“Sam Nunn has also agreed to sign, which is a fantastic signing for us, I’m overjoyed really.

“I can’t quite believe Bury Town released him if I’m honest because looking at the statistics they performed better with Sam in the team.

“We know he comes with real quality, I’m sure he will be a very important player for us.

“Dave will give us that added option out wide on the left. He is a very offensive-minded winger with great quality and a lot of pace which will be important to us next season.

“That is the sort of shape we are looking for next season with real quality and pace out wide, the side is coming together nicely and everything is looking good.”

For 24-year-old Nunn, the move signals the end of a seven-year stay with the Ram Meadow outfit, having come through the academy and making his debut at just 17 with Richard Wilkins’ side.

The commanding centre-half conceded the move signals the start of a daunting new chapter in his career, but one he is relishing as he looks to get back to playing regular first-team football.

“It is an exciting time for me, I’ve never played anywhere else and so it’s a new challenge that I’m chuffed to be part of,” he said.

“It is slightly daunting to be moving away from Bury but I had enough of not playing and that was a major factor in my decision because I needed to have guaranteed first-team football

“It was a bit disappointing to find myself out of the team and I couldn’t understand why I was dropped with the club doing so well at the start of the season with me in the team.

“Needham have a huge amount of ambition, not just to get to the Ryman Premier Division but beyond that, I definitely believe that is possible.

“The manager has always been in charge of good teams, he’s got that experience of putting successful teams together and I’m sure that will be the case again this season.”