Thursday preview: New face for Bury Town tonight

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Bury Town will welcome a new striker into their ranks for tonight’s trip to Hendon in the Ryman League Premier Division.

Ampthill Town’s Danny Watson has joined on dual registration terms from the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division leaders.

He has bagged 39 league goals in 33 appearances this season and bolsters Bury’s ranks in attack, with Nnamdi Nwachuku and Jack Brame also set to travel.

Nwachuku scored his first goal for the Blues in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Bognor Regis Town while Brame is free from Walsham-le-Willows duty and available to link-up with Richard Wilkins’ charges.

Captain Tom Bullard will not travel with the squad after becoming a father for the first time in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Veteran midfielder John Kennedy begins a two-match suspension tonight after accumulating 10 bookings this season, while winger Liam Wales starts a three-match ban for his controversial sending off at Hampton and Richmond Borough a fortnight ago.

Tanner Call is also suspended as a result of a red card on the same night, but it is unlikely the teenager would have travelled with a Bury squad that is much stronger than it was for that match at Hampton on March 11 12.

Billy Clark is out with a serious knee injury.

* Needham Market lost 3-2 at Romford in Ryman One North, while Team Bury defeated Debenham LC 1-0 and Needham’s Reserves lost 2-0 to Haverhill Borough in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division.

* Bury have received a financial boost after Glenn Edwards, the owner of First Stop Travel and Getaway Cars, stepped in to provide the west Suffolk-based football club with a team bus free of charge for their remaining away fixtures this season.

On hearing of the recent financial problems at the Town’s football club, Edwards said: “As a keen supporter of local clubs I wanted to give something from the business sector that could help them on their way back up.

“Hopefully it might encourage other businesses to get behind Bury Town, and I’m sure they would find it beneficial to be involved.”

Bury Town chairman Russell Ward added: “The support we have had so far since our problems were announced has been overwhelming.

“Glenn is a keen supporter of Bury Town and his gesture will enable us to take both the team and supporters on transport that otherwise we would have been unable to afford. I cannot thank him enough.”