BURY centre-back Mark Hughes has been loaned to Accrington Stanley until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old defender is the third player to leave Gigg Lane today, after Andrai Jones and Lenell John-Lewis were released from their contracts.

Hughes has made 48 appearances for the Shakers since signing at the start of the 2011/12 season, but has struggled to nail down a regular place in the starting line-up since manager Kevin Blackwell's arrival last September.