Bury boss Ryan Lowe has continued his recruitment for the 2018/19 campaign with the addition of defender Will Aimson to the squad after he signed a two-year contract.
The 24-year-old began his career at Eastleigh but was snapped up by then-Premier League side Hull City.
After loan spells at Tamworth and Tranmere Rovers, he signed permanently for Blackpool mid-way through the 2015/16 season and went on to make 16 appearances that season.
He appeared 31 times in Blackpool’s promotion-winning season in 2016/17, as the club gained promotion to League One via the play-offs.
Overall, Will has made 74 career appearances in all competitions, including 22 for the Seasiders last season, as they finished 12th in League One.
Lowe is very happy with his new acquisition, saying: “I’m thrilled to have signed Will Aimson! He’s a good player at a good age. He’s got leadership credentials, and he’s come from a league above having helped Blackpool gain promotion from the division we’re in. From his point of view, he didn’t play enough games last season. The minute I spoke to Will, he wanted to come and play for this football club, to come and play for us. He had other offers but such was his desire to play for us he chose to hold out, and I’m glad he’s chosen us.
Myself and Lee have done quite a bit of work on it, and we’ve had good feedback about him. We know all about him, we’ve watched him and monitored him, and I’m looking forward to working with him. He’s going to be an exciting product for us!”
Sporting Director Lee Dykes feels the club are getting Will at the right time in his career: “I’m delighted to welcome Will to the club and to get the deal over the line. He is a player we are taking in at a very good age having just turned 24 and a player who has had recent success gaining promotion out of League Two.”
Will also told us: “I’m delighted to get it done and excited to get going. I already know a couple of the boys, so I’m looking forward to seeing them and to getting going!”