New AFC signing Allen rejects Bury chairman saying money turned him

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Pictured: Tevan Allen
FOOTBALL - Bury Town v Dereham Town Pictured: Tevan Allen

New AFC Sudbury signing Tevan Allen has insisted he has not moved down the A134 to pocket a bigger wage.

The comments were made by Bury Town chairman Russell Ward to our sister title, the Bury Free Press this week, following our Saturday night exclusive about Allen’s pending move to the Yellows.

“It is disappointing to see him go but at the end of the day, money talks,” Ward said.

“If someone comes in and offers a young lad silly money they are going to take it.

“They get their heads turned as a result of what people are getting in the pro game.”

But Allen, a product of Bury’s successful youth system, having been at Ram Meadow for the past four years, said nothing could be further from the truth.

“That is definitely not the case in this (situation),” he said. “To me, money is not a motivation, my performance and how I develop myself is my motivation.

“Obviously Bury was a massive stepping stone for me and they have done nothing wrong to me in the four years I have been there and it was a great club to be at. But it was definitely nothing to do with money.

“If that was the motivation I think in myself I would be lost as a footballer.

“Lots of footballers do, like he says, have their heads turned by money, but not me.”