Cameron Belford expects to return to Bury when loan spell at Southend United ends this weekend (From Echo)
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Cameron Belford expects to return to Bury when loan spell at Southend United ends this weekend
CAMERON Belford is expecting to head back to Bury when his loan spell at Southend United expires this weekend.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper has been replaced between the sticks by Paul Smith for Blues’ last two matches.
And Belford believes that will result in him returning to the Shakers next week.
“Nothing has been said to me for a little while now and I think I’ll be going back to Bury when the loan is up after Saturday's game at Cheltenham,” said Belford, who has made five appearances during his latest loan spell with Southend.
“I’m not the type of player who is happy to be sitting on the bench and if I’m not going to be playing here then I’d rather go somewhere else to get first team football.
“Bury are still without a manager so it could well be a fresh start for everyone there when the new man comes in.
“But Southend is a good club and whatever does happen I’ve enjoyed coming back and playing here again.”
Belford also ended last season on loan with Southend and helped Paul Sturrock’s side reach the League Two play-offs.
He then returned to Roots Hall just before the start of the current campaign and is frustrated to have fallen out of favour.
“In my last game I got a clean sheet against Wycombe so to be left out after that was disappointing,” said Belford.
“I respect the manager’s decision because these things happen in football but I think I’ve done myself justice in the all the games I’ve had this season.
“I believe in my ability and feel like I should be playing but if I go back to Bury then I’ll fight for my place there.
“I’m settled in Manchester and I’m still a contracted player at Bury so being there wouldn’t be a problem.
“And if I have to be on the bench there as well then I’d rather be on the bench in League One than in League Two, even though I wouldn’t enjoy either of them!”