Mézague and Regan in, Jones and John-Lewis out...and Sodje stays

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IT has been a busy day of transfer activity at Bury, with two in and two out at Gigg Lane.

Manager Kevin Blackwell has swooped to bring Cameroon midfielder Valéry Mézague and experienced defender Carl Regan to the club.

Mézague, aged 29, has joined on non-contract terms after training with Bury for the last few months. The French-born player had a spell at Portsmouth under Harry Redknapp in the Premier League and has also played for French Ligue 1 sides Monpellier and FC Sochaux.

Right-back Regan, aged 33, has been given a four-month deal after impressing in a reserve match this week. The defender has played at 10 different clubs over a 16-year career, with his longest spells at Macclesfield and Bristol Rovers, while he was most recently at Notts County.

Bury also today announced the permanent departures of 21-year-old right-back Andrai Jones and 22-year-old striker Lenell John-Lewis, who have both been released from their contracts.

Jones has completed a switch to Barnsley, while John-Lewis has moved to Grimsby Town, both on 18-month contracts.

Blackwell has confirmed, however, that 40-year-old centre-back Efe Sodje has turned down the chance of permanent moves to Blue Square Bet Premier sides Macclesfield and Luton.

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4:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

nomoresurfin says...

Welcome Valery and Carl to our club,sad in a way to see the shop go but he was never going to be the answer to our goalscoring problems.As for Andrai Jones getting an 18 month deal at Barnsley it proves that Flitcroft is just as bad a judge of a player as Barker. Now I don't suppose Flitcroft wants a fat,idle,washed up Northern Ireland international as well?
Welcome Valery and Carl to our club,sad in a way to see the shop go but he was never going to be the answer to our goalscoring problems.As for Andrai Jones getting an 18 month deal at Barnsley it proves that Flitcroft is just as bad a judge of a player as Barker. Now I don't suppose Flitcroft wants a fat,idle,washed up Northern Ireland international as well? nomoresurfin
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4:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

andremesio says...

LOL

Now all we need is a striker! Really looking forward to seeing the new lads in action on Saturday....
LOL Now all we need is a striker! Really looking forward to seeing the new lads in action on Saturday.... andremesio
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7:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

easylife44 says...

GREAT...defense and midfield sorted....who is going to score the goals up front?
GREAT...defense and midfield sorted....who is going to score the goals up front? easylife44
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3:13pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Eileenshakers says...

Yes it's always very sad to see our promotion squad broken up.

La shop seems chuffed to bits to have left our club given his interview on THE GRIMSBY TELEGRAPH.

Like i said previously we cannot afford to carry passengers otherwise we would be renamed "SEALINK".

It's obvious that Marshall influenced La Shop to sign up for the Mariners.

The only thing that annoys me slightly is that we shouldn't have done any business with GTFC.

Not after they scuppered our bid to sell Marshall to LTFC.

It looks like we are now stuck with with Efe until the end of the season unless the club tear up his contract.

Prediction for tomorrow's game 2-1,draws are no good to us.

Chesy and Donny both went down last season after relying too much on loanees and free agents.
Yes it's always very sad to see our promotion squad broken up. La shop seems chuffed to bits to have left our club given his interview on THE GRIMSBY TELEGRAPH. Like i said previously we cannot afford to carry passengers otherwise we would be renamed "SEALINK". It's obvious that Marshall influenced La Shop to sign up for the Mariners. The only thing that annoys me slightly is that we shouldn't have done any business with GTFC. Not after they scuppered our bid to sell Marshall to LTFC. It looks like we are now stuck with with Efe until the end of the season unless the club tear up his contract. Prediction for tomorrow's game 2-1,draws are no good to us. Chesy and Donny both went down last season after relying too much on loanees and free agents. Eileenshakers
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2:48pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Eileenshakers says...

Well i was almost right with my prediction,i couldn't see us keeping them out and thought they might nick 1 goal.
Well i was almost right with my prediction,i couldn't see us keeping them out and thought they might nick 1 goal. Eileenshakers
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