The Ryman Football League
Published 28th May 2012
.....hesitation in putting pen-to-paper on a new contract with the Ryman League Premier Division club.
The 24-year-old custodian, who won the supporters’, players’ and managers` player-of-the-season trophies at Ram Meadow, was one of the first current Bury players to commit to the team for next season.
He now has eyes on more silverware, but it is the Ryman Premier title he is focused on.
“I was thrilled to bits to win all three,” he said. “I was also surprised to get all three – I thought John Kennedy or someone else would get one. With the supporters’ player of the year, people pay to come and watch, and obviously think I’m playing well or giving it my best.
“The players’ player of the year also means a great deal because it means you have a great of respect from other players in your team.”
Garnham, who featured in all sixty of Bury’s matches this campaign, was part of the first wave of players to commit themselves to the West Suffolk outfit, with John Sands, Connor Hall, Callum Kearns and Billy Clark also signing up.
“I’m happy where I am,” added the shot stopper. “The lads are good and you don’t get this team spirit in other sides.
“We may fall out from time to time like everyone does, but we all like to go out and have a laugh.
“Hopefully we can push on next year – we’ve been disappointed two years in a row to miss out and we’re just looking for that extra two per cent.
“We are going to have to bring in a couple of players to strengthen in certain areas, but you need to do that every year to freshen things up.”
At the Blues’ presentation night, outgoing assistant-manager Richard Skelly was also presented with a special award to thank him for his three years at the club.