Bury boss Chenery: ‘We are losing in the right way’

PUBLISHED: 18:53 11 January 2019 | UPDATED: 18:53 11 January 2019

Right-back, Jake Kerins, who has left Bury Town to sign for King's Lynn Town. Picture: CARL MARSTON

Right-back, Jake Kerins, who has left Bury Town to sign for King's Lynn Town. Picture: CARL MARSTON

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Bury Town manager Ben Chenery is looking for the same sort of performance from his team, but with a very different result, when they entertain Canvey Island at Ram Meadow tomorrow afternoon.

Bury Town's Ollie Hughes scores with this wonderful header against Coggeshall, in November. Hughes will be hoping to be among the goals again, against Canvey Island this weekend.  Picture: PAUL VOLLERBury Town's Ollie Hughes scores with this wonderful header against Coggeshall, in November. Hughes will be hoping to be among the goals again, against Canvey Island this weekend. Picture: PAUL VOLLER

The Blues have so far failed to pick up a point in 2019, after two attempts, although they delivered good displays in both outings.

Chenery’s men went on an unbeaten five-game run at the end of 2018, with three draws and a couple of wins over Barking and at Soham Town Rangers.

But since the turn of the year, despite not playing badly, they have suffered back-to-back defeats at home to AFC Sudbury (3-2) on New Year’s Day, and away at Grays (also by a 3-2 margin) last weekend.

Tomorrow’s visitors are just one point and one place behind Bury in ninth position.

Chenery explained: “They were really good performances, and we deserved to get something out of both of them.

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“We were excellent in the first half against Sudbury, and at Grays it was probably the best that we had played this season. In fact, Grays said that we were the best team that they had played,

“However, it’s not been going our way in both boxes. I never like losing, but I suppose you could say that we are losing in the right way.

“Canvey Island have picked up of late, after a sticky start. They are into their stride so we are expecting a difficult match.”

Defender Jake Kerins has played his last game for the Blues, after he put pen to paper on a move to ambitious King’s Lynn Town, who are gunning for promotion from Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Central.

Right-back or centre-half Kerins could make his debut for the Norfolk club away at Royston today. The 20-year-old played in the Mildenhall Town team which knocked the Linnets out of the FA Trophy at The Walks in 2017-18.

Kerins is a former Shrewsbury trainee, and was part of the League One club’s academy for two seasons. He made 19 appearances for Bury and scored two goals, after he made the switch to Ram Meadow from Mildenhall, for whom he made 47 appearances last season.

Meanwhile, Ryan Jolland will miss out through injury tomorrow afternoon.

“We have a few missing,” confirmed Chenery. “But we just need that little bit of luck.”

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