Amid financial woes, Bury FC should focus on these two free transfers to give them a lifeline in League One next season.
The beginning of the League One season could be a solemn time for Bury. Bury will face a 12 point-deduction when the league gets underway, according to BBC.
However, in a season where staff suffered late payments and the future of the club itself was under scrutiny, Bury saw promotion by finishing second.
New manager Paul Wilkinson has an uphill battle to face. But the resilience of Bury and their fan base could help see the team survive relegation.
Despite this, though, Bury need improvements to their squad as they cannot rely on faith alone. In an attempt to strengthen the squad, Wilkinson should look at these two free agents…
31-year-old striker Paul Taylor has been without a club since January 2019. His contract with Doncaster Rovers came to an end and is surely desperate to get back onto the field. The Englishman has featured across man English teams, accumulating 89 Championship appearances and 87 League One appearances.
Taylor has 23 goals and 8 assists in the EFL, a disappointing figure from over 175 games. However, Taylor will be keen to make a mark on his return to football, and if he can bag over 10 goals as a squad rotation player, the chances of Bury surviving relegation will surely increase.
At only 24 years of age, Scotsman Stephen Hendrie has had 195 career games worth of experience. The left-back has played 70 Championship games and 36 League One games, he knows the English Football League.
Being young and currently unsigned, Hendrie will be itching to prove himself in a starting eleven and make a mark on the squad. Should he successfully aid Bury in their battle to remain in League One, the club would have no doubt about extending his contract. Unless he catches eyes elsewhere.