Quality and Experience in the shape of Danny Pugh joins the Shakers
Former Leeds, Stoke City and Preston North End utility player Danny Pugh has put pen to paper on a 12-month deal with the Shakers.
Pugh, who can play in defence or midfield, joins after leaving Sky Bet League One rivals Coventry City at the end of last season.
Danny began his career with Manchester United, making a handful of appearances for the Red Devils before joining Leeds United in a swap deal that saw Alan Smith move to Old Trafford in 2002. A £250,000 fee took him to Preston North End in 2006 before he joined Stoke City for £500,000 in January 2008 and helped them achieve promotion to the Premier League.
Pugh returned to Deepdale in 2010 and Elland Road in 2011 on loan before he secured a permanent move back to Leeds United in January 2012. He joined Coventry for the start of last season and moves to join the Shakers following his release at the Ricoh Arena at the end of last season.
An experienced player at the highest levels of English Football, Manchester born Danny joins the Shakers just two games short of 300 first team appearances.