Oxbrow will help Blues reach potential

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BURY Town have been handed a festive cheer of confidence ahead of their top-of-the-table clash against Billericay Town tomorrow (ko 3pm).

Still working hard to add players to their squad, the Blues have at least scored an impressive coup off the pitch in the shape of Darren Oxbrow.

The former Ipswich Town and Colchester United central defender was this week appointed as the club’s new development officer and will largely play a scouting role, as well as working with the squad’s younger players.

Oxbrow, 41, boasts an impressive CV. As coach of Suffolk Under-18s and U-16s, he is also a UEFA B Licensed coach and he is confident the sky is the limit as Town aim to continue their rise through the football pyramid.

“I have always seen Bury Town as one of the top clubs in Suffolk, providing top level non-league football for those who wish to progress to a high standard,” said Oxbrow, who also had spells at Kettering and Barnet as a player. “With only one professional club in the county, it is essential that we can provide the best alternative option for players to progress and to provide supporters with an alternative venue to watch a very good standard of football.”

He added: “With the development of the new stadium in the very near future, this will further enhance the senior and youth structure of the club and will provide me with an opportunity to increase the club’s Personal Development Centres, where we can identify the stronger players in the area.”

“I wanted to help the club in reaching its full potential. Who knows, this could one day mean Blue Square Premier or even the Football League.”