Bury Football Club can announce the arrival of two additions to Dave McNabb’s squad, as striker Declan Daniels and defender Ethan Kachosa arrived in Lancashire to sign up this week.
With both Benito Lowe and top-scorer Andy Briggs sidelined with injury, the manager has dipped into the market for a goalscorer. And currently in the NWCFL, there is no-one is finding the net like Daniels who has netted 33 times for Irlam already so far this season.
His tally makes him the leading scorer in the league, with 21, as well as 12 goals across 10 cup fixtures, and a total of four hat-tricks this term alone.
Starting his footballing career in Suffolk in the academy at Ipswich Town, the Merseyside-born Daniels, 25, found his way back to the North-West in 2018 in the NPL with first Warrington Town, and then stints at Winsford Town, Clitheroe, Skelmersdale United, Lower Breck, Burscough, Atherton Colls and Widnes.
Joining Dec in the Bury ranks is right-back Ethan Kachosa who has had two years as a professional at Sunderland. Hailing from West Yorkshire, Ethan joined Leeds United as a scolar in 2019. When his contract ended in 2021, he made the move to the north east and playing in the under-21 side at the Stadium of Light, appearing in the Football League Trophy.
Earlier this year, Kachosa (20) joined Guiseley on loan and played seven games in the NPL, scoring once. At the end of his Sunderland contract in the summer, Ethan had a spell in East Sussex at Isthmian League side Lewes from which he joins the Shakers.
The manager gave buryfc.co.uk his thoughts on the latest additions:
“Ethan is a player we have tracked for a while now, he’s an explosive full back who loves to get forward. He has a great pedigree having come through the youth system at Leeds United and having spent two years as a pro at Sunderland.
I’m really pleased to welcome Dec to the club. He’s a great lad off the pitch and his goalscoring record speaks for itself. He will really add to our attacking options particularly at a time where we have a number of injuries to key players..”
Whilst we await league approval on the signings, we expect both Ethan and Declan to go into contention for the weekend, as we head to Longridge Town.
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