Nathan Cameron on his move to Gigg Lane and fitnessNathan Cameron spoke to Shakers Player following the 3-2 win over Crewe on Tuesday and told us why he chose the Shakers over Northampton Town and as one of two defenders not to score – just why he is expecting grief from his fellow defenders…
‘My move to Bury was pretty late in the summer to be honest. I think everyone knows that I was in negotiations with Northampton Town about moving there and I was set to sign for them, but at the last minute Bury came in and asked to talk to me.
As soon as Bury came in, I was very interested and it happened really quickly from there. I’m here now and very happy with it. It was the manager that swung it for me. I came to the club and looked around and the manager sold it to me. Everything about the club, the new gym and the new chairman – it’s just all good.
After speaking to the manager and to the chairman – it was a done deal. I haven’t regretted anything about it, though after the first few weeks of pre-season I was!!
The gaffer is tough on the training ground, and he’s a very old school kind of manager. We did a lot of running and for a big guy like me it was tough, but it’s all benefitting us now. Personally we have to be one of the fittest teams in the league and I think we showed that on Tuesday because we kept at them right to the end of the game.
Fitness and strength wise, we are right up there. I’d like to see a team that has worked as hard as we have over pre-season because it has been really tough, but it’s needed to be with all the changes around the club. The gaffer obviously needed to strengthen the team and our resolve and he’s managed to do that.
It’s a totally new back four and its going very good for all of us. At first it’s difficult to play with people that you haven’t played with before, but all the lads are really cool with each other, plus we get on really well off the pitch as well. Team spirit is good, it’s a good back four but we need to start getting some clean sheets now and try to stop teams from scoring.
As a back four, myself and Gareth Roberts will be getting grief now because we haven’t scored – I still haven’t scored a professional goal yet at all, but I just want to help the team as much as I can. First and foremost I need to defend and help keep clean sheets.
I played in the play offs for Northampton last year, but you cannot compare Bury with them, this is a different style of football that we play at Bury. They played a long game but here at Bury there is a lot more passing the ball, moving the ball. You have to mix it in this league though and we can do that.
The gaffer told me that he could make me a better player, to help me with my career and to improve my all round game. It’s one of the reasons why I chose Bury, and he’s proved it so far, I’m really happy here.’
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