BREAKING NEWS: Russell Short returns to Bury Town

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Russell Short is back at Bury Town after just five months away from Ram Meadow and will take up a player-coach role.

The popular right-back, who can also play at centre-half and in central midfield, left in January after five years at the club, citing travel commitments after car-sharing teammates Shane Tolley, David Bridges and Ryan Semple had departed in the wake of the Blues’ financial problems.

He joined a number of former Bury teammates at Biggleswade Town, but briefly returned to help Bury win the Suffolk Premier Cup final against Felixstowe and Walton United in April.

The new was confirmed on social media site Twitter by Biggleswade boss Chris Nunn, who said: “I would like to wish Russell Short all the very best on his return to Bury Town as player-coach. He is a top player and a great lad.”

It is the first signing to be announced since Ben Chenery was appointed manager on Wednesday.

Full story in Friday’s Free Press.