BREAKING NEWS: Bury Town sign former Football League striker

Michael Bakare, pictured playing for Tonbridge Angels last season
Michael Bakare, pictured playing for Tonbridge Angels last season

Bury Town have moved swiftly to replace striker John Sands by bringing in Michael Bakare on loan from Braintree Town.

The 28-year-old worked with Blues boss Ben Chenery at Chelmsford City and earned a move to Macclesfield Town in 2012 after starring against them in an FA Cup tie.

He subsequently spent time at Southport, Droylesden, Dover Athletic and Tonbridge Angels — as well as a second spell at Chelmsford — before joining Braintree Town last summer.

However, he fractured his leg in a road accident in October, ruling him out for 10 weeks.

The paperwork was completed last night.

Full story and reaction in Friday’s Free Press.