Wednesday preview: Bury Town boss expects a reaction at Lewes

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Bury Town manager Ben Chenery is expecting a reaction from his players when they return to the scene of their last away-day triumph in the Ryman League Premier Division tonight.

The Blues are yet to taste victory in 11 league trips this season, culminating in their dire 4-1 defeat at Witham Town on Saturday, but won on their last visit to the Dripping Pan on April.

Liam Wales, Tevan Allen, Anthony Roulston and Ross Bailey scored that day, which seems a far cry from the Blues’ current situation with them rooted to the bottom of the table.

“I’m looking forward to seeing a reaction from them,” said Chenery ahead of tonight’s 286-mile round trip to Sussex. “I need to see progression from some of them.”

Bury were all at sea at the back as Witham — particularly winger Ellis Brown and hat-trick hero Luke Callander — ripped them to shreds on Saturday and Chenery left the players to conduct their own post-match inquest.

“They are probably nervous and lacking confidence, but it’s time for everybody to grow together as a group,” added Chenery, who is expected to name the same squad with Jordan Patrick (thigh) and Jack Willbye (knee) still injured. “They have to do that now because if six or seven players aren’t on it like Staurday then you can’t expect anything.”

Walsham-le-Willows’ Suffolk Premier Cup hopes came to an end with a 4-0 defeat at Leiston last night.