With the 2023/24 season just a week away, we are able to confirm FOUR more players that will be pulling on a Shakers shirt this season.
These players have played throughout the pre-season campaign and are looking to cement their positions as the season unfolds.
First-up is tricky winger, Sajjad Elhassan. The 23-year-old was signed by Andy Welsh at the back end of last season, from Trafford on dual registration having recently been playing at Maine Road in Division One South.
Saj scored the first Men’s goal at Gigg Lane since 2019 in the friendly against 1874 Northwich on July 11th, which is one of two goals he’s scored in pre-season.
Defender Jack Tinning has played at centre-back and full-back throughout pre-season and his versatility will be seen throughout the competitive campaign.
He joined Bury AFC last October from Witton Albion.
The 25-year-old was in Warrington Rylands FA Vase winning team as well as both their NWCFL and subsequent NPL West Division promotion squads.
Earlier in his career Jack was on a schoolboy contract at Oldham Athletic. His other former clubs include FC United of Manchester, Abbey Hey, Padiham & 1874 Northwich.
Young midfielder Anton Smith signed for Andy Welsh last summer following his departure from Salford City.
Anton is a product of Burnley’s Academy and has been on loan at City of Liverpool, Prescot Cables and Atherton Collieries.
He’s also known to have a goal in his locker as was seen against Hyde United.
And finally, goalkeeper Jack Hewitt-Hill will be battling for the number 1 shirt this season alongside Atkinson.
Born in Bradford, the 21-year-old had his first around a team in the National League System last season, having online previously played Sunday league football.
He’s worked closely with goalkeeper coach Spencer Harrison to develop his game.