Newmarket move can help nurse Craig back to his best

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Craig Nurse is hoping greater playing opportunities at Newmarket Town will allow him to reach his full potential again.

The 25-year-old has made a dual registration move to The Jockeys, who sit sixth in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, from Ryman League Division One North outfit Bury Town this week and could be set to make his debut at Felixstowe and Walton United Saturday (3pm).

And having endured a frustrating past 18 months, which has seen his progression hampered by further ligament injury issues to a broken leg sustained last year, during his rehabilitation, the midfielder is desperate to prove his worth again and repay the faith in him by Newmarket manager Kevin Grainger.

“The move was partly driven by myself because I haven’t played as much as I would have liked at Bury and I want to be playing again,” he said.

“I can’t complain because I missed pre-season, have had setbacks with injuries and Bury have been winning games which is great to see.

“Kevin (Grainger) showed an interest in me and I know they are a really good club with good players and so it is the best of both worlds really.

“Since breaking my leg it has taken me longer than I had hoped to get back to where I want to be because I have had setbacks with the ligaments in the ankle.

“It has been really frustrating but hopefully this move can help me out and allow me to prove myself again. It is a great chance to find some consistency again by playing as much as possible, that’s my aim.”