Lent looks to the future

14 Sep 2020 11:41
Published by: Scott Callan

DEFENDER Tommy Lent has put pen to paper for Bury AFC with manager Andy Welsh eager to “reignite” the centre-half’s potential.

Lent started his career at Oldham Athletic before spending time at Radcliffe, Padiham, Skelmersdale United and New Mills.

Welsh told the club’s official website: “Having tried to get Tommy from his time at Oldham Athletic, he’s a player who’s dropped out of the professional system and needs to reignite his potential.

“What I like about Tommy is he has the potential to be with us for years to come; he’s a great defender, both either centrally or at full-back but has a great understanding of the game also.

“With experience around him, we expect big things for him this season with the defensive qualities he has.

“Like all the defenders, we expect him to fight for his place and we have great competition in all positions with this addition and others to follow.”

Lent said: “To play for Bury AFC is an opportunity I definitely couldn’t miss out on. I’m looking forward to the season ahead and can’t wait to get started.”

Off the pitch, the club have made another signing as they work towards their appearance in the First Division North of the North West Counties Football League.

Family business S&S Northern have agreed to become one of the club’s sponsors, with the company’s name on the back of Bury AFC’s shirt for the next two seasons.

Club operations director Dave McMahon said: “After speaking with volunteers at the club, we decided it was an opportunity that couldn’t be missed. We’re excited to see what the future holds for the club.”

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