Bury have completed the signing of Phil Edwards from Burton Albion on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.

The 31-year-old defender was announced to be released when the club released their retain list, though it may not have been a great surprise for Edwards himself. His last appearance for the Brewers came all the way back in August, ironically against Bury in the Capital One Cup, and spent the season on loan with Oxford United as they challenged for a spot in the Sky Bet League One play-offs.

But while Edwards is now leaving the Pirelli Stadium, it didn’t take him long to find a new club and has signed penned a two-year contract with the Shakers. Bury have already been busy by signing Jermaine beckford and now they can boast another signing after completing a deal to bring Edwards to the club as they look to push up the League Two table.

After the signing was completed, Bury head coach Lee Clark said: “I’m delighted to have added Phil Edwards to our squad for next season.  Phil is very much like Jermaine Beckford in that he has been successful in gaining promotion out of this league and into the Championship.”

“He’s obviously been successful before and I had to chance to watch him, at close quarters, just a few weeks ago playing for Oxford against us, I thought he was outstanding for Oxford against us.”
“This is a fantastic signing for us, and done so early in the window. Once again, Carrington played a huge part in sealing the deal and I know that Phil was immensely impressed with our training facility. His arrival brings competition for places with Craig Jones plus, if needed, we can also play Craig further up the field.”


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