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Dagnall Joins the Shakers

19 June 2018

Bury Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of striker Chris Dagnall on an initial 12-month contract.

Chris joins the club on a free transfer from Crewe Alexandra, where he had a goal-scoring record of one in three.

The 32-year-old started his career with Tranmere Rovers, before joining Rochdale after a successful loan spell at Spotland.

After four seasons with the Dale, Chris moved to Scunthorpe United, and also had spells with Barnsley, Bradford, Coventry, Leyton Orient and Hibernian.

Overall, Chris has played in 523 games in all competitions, scoring 137 goals – and is someone Manager Ryan Lowe knows well: “I'm over the moon to sign Chris, I have known him for some time and have a great relationship with him. Ultimately, he's a goalscorer, who's tallied up almost 150 goals during his career and has played over 500 games, so he brings us that experience along with Jermaine Beckford who we've already got in the building.

“As a manager, I am looking forward to working with Chris. I've worked with him as a player, so I know what he's about, he gives 100% whether that be in training or games. He sets his own targets, and his targets are goals, so we're hoping that he can bring plenty of them to us.”

Chris spoke to us exclusively and said: “I am very happy to have joined the club; once I met with Ryan last week, my mind was made up that I wanted to come to Bury. It's a fantastic club with fantastic facilities, and I'm really looking forward to starting pre-season next week.

"The club has great potential to bounce back from last season's disappointment, and I don't see why we can't; we have a fantastic chance to do well this season.”

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