Hunt boost for Burnham Ramblers boss Wilson

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Hunt isn't going anywhere Hunt isn't going anywhere

GOAL king Billy Hunt has rejected offers from rival clubs in order to see out the season with Burnham Ramblers.

The in-form striker has turned down seven-day approaches from Ryman League trio Harlow, Redbridge and Ware.

AFC Sudbury also made him an offer earlier in the season.

However, former Witham Town man Hunt, who has 17 league goals, says he is enjoying his football and wants to stay put with Ramblers.

He will review his options in the summer but manager Keith Wilson has vowed to do everything in his power to keep him at Leslie Field.

“Billy wants to stay and that’s great news, because he’s become a key player for us,” said Wilson.

“He’s been excellent and it’s no surprise that other teams have shown an interest in signing him.

“When you score goals at this level, people sit up and take notice.

“His work-rate has also improved and he’s proved to himself and others that he can do it.

“He’s a player I definitely want to keep and he’s the kind of striker you could build a side around.

“We’ll see what happens in the summer, in terms of other clubs coming in for him.

“But I’ll certainly be doing everything possible to keep him at Burnham.”

Hunt’s recent haul includes a hat-trick in Burnham’s 3-2 victory at Cheshunt and a brace in their dramatic 3-3 draw at Ware.

He also netted in the club’s last home game, a 1-1 draw against neighbours Maldon and Tiptree, but missed a penalty in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at promotion-chasing Heybridge Swifts.

The latter brought to an end a miserable March for Ramblers.

Since winning at Cheshunt, they only took two points from a possible 21.

They now have seven games left, starting with tonight’s home match against Redbridge.

They then host Brentwood on Saturday before going to Thurrock next Tuesday.

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