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24 January 2014

Former Man City & Rochdale player, Andrew Tutte joins the Shakers


Bury Football Club are delighted to announce the permanent signing of former Manchester City and Rochdale midfielder Andrew Tutte.

The 23 year old joined City as a 9 year old youngster in 1999, and was highly thought of as he developed under their guidance.  In August 2010, he joined near neighbours Rochdale on loan, and capped his debut with a brace of assists in a 3-1 victory. Loan spells at Shrewsbury Town and Yeovil Town followed in the same season, and after being released by Man City at the end of the 2010/2011 season, he joined Rochdale on a free transfer.

Since then he has played a total of 68 games, scoring 8 goals on the way, including a goal of the season strike against Huddersfield Town. Andrew has also represented England at both U19 and U20 level.

Speaking of his new acquisition, manager David Flitcroft said:  “Andrew has the profile of a player I like to work with.  He is a brave player with an excellent passing range.  He has that ability to ghost beyond defenders and that drive to create goal scoring opportunities for others, as well as the ability to score goals himself.  He’s found it difficult at Rochdale recently because of the quality of player that Keith Hill has assembled at Spotland, and the quality of players coming up through their academy system.  Andrew has an incredible footballing quality in a possession based system and will fit straight into our squad and is a player that I am delighted to get over the line.”

Andrew will take squad number 16 and is available for selection for the Shakers game at Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

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