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Bunn: Ambition of the club sold it for me

Lee Clark and Chairman Stewart Day spent the best part of two days coaxing Harry Bunn to Gigg Lane, and judging by the total surprise in the announcement of his arrival at Bury, he has already surprised many with his sudden arrival at Gigg Lane.

6 August 2017

After being introduced to the Gigg Lane crowd ahead of Saturday's opening game of the season, Harry faced the press for his first interview as a Shaker and explained how the move had come about and just what drew him to Gigg Lane.

“I heard about the move earlier in the week,” said Harry.  “I was actually out in Austria training with Huddersfield at the time, I flew back on Thursday once it became a bit stronger and thankfully we managed to get it over the line late on Friday. 

“Once I had spoken to Lee Clark, it became an easy decision for me, then I met the chairman on Friday and he backed up everything that the manager had told me, and both of them made it an easy decision.

The ambition and the direction that the club is going ultimately what sold it for me.  For me, the manager is an honest man and I believe I am coming here to play football, which is what I want to do.  I didn’t play as many games as I would have liked to last season, so hopefully, I can get a few games in.”

Like any player, Harry just wants to play football and after leaving the now Premier League Huddersfield Town, he wished them well for their debut season in the top flight.

“I wouldn’t call it disappointing leaving Huddersfield, it is what it is, we finished the season on a very good high and I wish them all the best in the Premier League, but it’s time to concentrate on myself and this is probably the best decision for me.”

Harry’s arrival at Bury came too late to be involved in the first game of the season, registrations to the EFL had to be complete by 1200 on Friday, so his first appearance was in a watching brief, though naturally, he was delighted to see the lads record a first win of the season.

“The first game is just about getting that win, I don’t think it matters how you do it, it’s just about getting that three points on the board.  The gaffer will be delighted to have got the three points and now hopefully we can build on that and then hopefully the performances and better score lines can come later in the season.”

When asked what Bury fans can expect from him once he dons the white shirt of Bury, Harry laid down his style and told us he liked to ‘make things happen on the pitch’.

“I like to think I am quite direct, I like to run with the ball and like to chip in with goals when I can.  I’m always trying to get on the ball and make things happen. I’ve had a full pre-season and I feel good and sharp.  I trained at Carrington before the Walsall game.  It’s just a case of taking it day by day and wait for the call from the gaffer to get in the side, then I will be ready.”

His arrival late on Friday evening caught many by surprise, and with several Championship clubs also chasing his signature, Harry quickly leapt into the club’s mantra of a top six finish, or higher, as the aim for the season.

“I had a few options available to me with a few clubs in the Championship, but for me, Bury was the best option and the right decision.  Fingers crossed now that we can prove people wrong and go onto getting promoted.

There is a lot of talent in the dressing room, you just have to look around and see the options that gaffer has. The players are championship standard.  There is no reason why we cannot click together and get into that top six, or maybe even further up. The aim is top six, that’s achievable.  If it's achievable, then it should be our aim.”

Watch the full interview with Harry Bunn on iFollow Bury here, or a teaser version below


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