Managers end of season thoughts

As I reflect on the past nine months here at Ram Meadow, It has been a season full of highs and lows and we also have the Suffolk Premier Cup to look forward to, which I hope as many of you as possible will make the trip to Portman Road. We have progressed again this season and we have finished in a higher league position, than last season's 11th placed finish.

Thanks must be given to my management team, who have supported me through difficult times and have showed me unwavering commitment and loyalty. This group of players I have had this season, have been a pleasure to work with and have listened and improved and some of the football they have played at times has been a joy to watch. It was also especially pleasing to see three Bury Town Under 18 players on the bench for our final three league games, Josh Revell, Harry Moore and Jay Proctor, with Josh and Harry coming off the bench to make their debuts at Ware. It's pleasing to know that the progression route for young footballers at Bury Town is still thriving and we continue to produce talented young footballers.

Thank you to Russell Ward and the board of directors who have supported me throughout the season and who work relentlessly behind the scenes to ensure this great football club goes from strength to strength and a huge thank you to Chris Ward who I work closely with and supports me during testing times.

Finally I must thank Bradley Barber, who you may or may not be aware of, has had to retire from football, due to a recurring back problem. He has been a huge part of what I have been trying to achieve at Bury Town. 'Barbs' has been an excellent captain and a vital link between me and the players and I haven't seen a better left foot in this league over the last few seasons. His delivery and ability to see a pass is a pleasure to watch and I will sorely miss him pulling on that number 10 shirt.

Finally, thank you to you the fans, who have supported me and the players through the ups and downs of this season. You play a pivotal role at this football club and are the heartbeat of this great football club. I hope you enjoyed the journey this season and we aim to finish this season with a positive result in the Suffolk Premier Cup Final against Leiston at Portman Road on Wednesday 9th May.