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Bury FC 2018/19 Season

Bury began their first summer back in League Two since 2014 by bringing an old face back into the fold, with the signing of Nicky Adams. The winger is embarking on his third spell with the Shakers, and has proven over the last few seasons that he is one of the best players in the country’s fourth division. Further comings and goings included the signings of Byron Moore, Will Aimson and Chris Dagnall strengthening the squad, while Popular fullback Greg Leigh departed the North West and the country entirely by signing for Dutch top flight side NEC Breda. Further departures included Chris Maguire, ending his nightmare spell at Gigg Lane to join Sunderland, and Callum Reilly leaving for Gillingham.

As the preseason programme began Bury travelled to Ibrox to face Rangers, and were handed a 6-0 beating in Steven Gerrard’s first game in charge. They then invited Premier League side Huddersfield to Gigg Lane, and this time suffered a 4-0 defeat. Four new additions were added prior to their next game, as non league strikers Jordan Archer and Gold Omotayo and Right Back Tom Miller all signed deals, and Matthew Hudson signed on loan. The Shakers then raised their performance levels in a 0-0 draw with Liverpool and a 1-1 draw with Everton, both Merseyside clubs fielding strong sides.

Two further transfers include Chris Stokes and Dom Telford. Overall it has been a very promising preseason for Bury, with some brilliant signings and performances, and Ryan Lowe will now turn his attention to the League opener against Yeovil.

Report by Harry Henshaw

FIXTURES

AUGUST 2018
Sat 4th: Yeovil Town H
Sat 11th: MK Dons A
Tue 14th: Notts Forrest A 7.30pm (Carabao Cup)
Sat 18th: Forest Green Rovers H Tues 21st: Lincoln City A 7.45pm Sat 25th: Crawley Town A

SEPTEMBER 2018
Sat 1st: Morecambe H
Sat 8th: Grimsby Town H Sat 15th: Swindon Town A Sat 22nd: Carlisle Utd H Sat 29th Colchester Utd A

OCTOBER 2018
Tues 2nd: Northampton A 7.45pm Sat 6th: Mansfield Town H
Sat 13th: Crewe Alex A
Sat 20th: Notts County H
Tues 23rd: Newport County H 7.45pm Sat 27th Port Vale A

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