The club are sad to report that Jimmy Moore has informed us that he is hanging up his boots with immediate effect.
Jimmy arrived in Bury in 2020, amassing 85 appearances and six goals, as well as captaining the side on occassion. His passion and strength key assets to the Andy Welsh side that was promoted as champions from NWCFL Division One North in 2021-22.
Returning to the side in recent weeks, Jimmy has been involved in our resurgence at the top of the league, capping off his career with a goal and a clean sheet in his last game, Saturday’s 7-0 win at Barnoldswick Town.
Moore has cited recent changes, both personally and professionally, as reasons for turning his attention away from playing.
We caught up Jimmy, who wanted to thank the club, and of course, the fans, for their great support:
“Thank you to everyone who has supported me in my time at the club. Playing for Bury has been an honour, and I am extremely proud to have represented your club.”
Manager Dave McNabb was also disappointed to be losing an experienced head from the squad, wishing Jimmy well for his future out of the game:
“Jimmy’s going to be a big loss to the team, the changing room and the club as a whole. He’s been a leader on and off the pitch and I’d like to thank him for everything he’s done to help since I came into the club.
“Jimmy’s decision did come as a surprise on Monday evening but we’ve got to respect his decision and use this as an opportunity to celebrate the great player he’s been for the club.”
We want to wish Jimmy all the very best as his playing career comes to a close, he will be fondly remembered by many and welcome back at Gigg Lane at any time. Once a Shaker, Always a Shaker.
Go well, Jimmy!