Adam Bailey-Dennis admitted this morning he was sad to be leaving Bury Town, even though he is trading it in for a shot at getting back into the Skrill Conference Premier with Bromley.
The towering defender has been one of the Blues’ players of the season, forming arguably the best central defensive partnership in the Ryman League Premier Division with captain Tom Bullard.
Chairman Russell Ward, who confirmed Bailey-Dennis’ departure to the Free Press, said the club were hoping to bring in a replacement on loan.
“I didn’t want to leave Bury because Wilks (manager Richard Wilkins), Chenners (assistant manager Ben Chenery) and everyone has been great, but it was something I couldn’t turn down,” said Bailey-Dennis. “It’s been hard sometimes, but I’ve really enjoyed it massively.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the club or the players.”
Bailey-Dennis made 28 starts and one substitute appearance during his time at the Blues, netting four goals — including one on his debut against Harrow Borough in August.
The 23-year-old has played for Braintree Town in the Conference Premier and, with Bromley chasing promotion to the highest level of non-League football in England, he admitted the opportunity to move to the second-placed side in Skrill South was too good to refuse.
“I’m not going sideways, I’m going up,” said Bailey-Dennis, whose final appearance for Bury was at Wingate and Finchley on Saturday. “It was no other reason than football motivation because I want to play at the highest standard I can.
“I’ve had offers from other clubs this season and turned them down, but this is one I couldn’t.”