SENIOR pros like Shaun Harrad and Adam Lockwood could be allowed to leave Gigg Lane before the end of the transfer window if Bury boss Kevin Blackwell gets the right offer.

The Shakers manager has been so impressed by his new recruits that the few remaining players left over from last season, who are all on higher wages than the summer signings, are understood to have been told they can look for other clubs.

Both Harrad and Lockwood were left out of Saturday's squad all together, and watched from the stands as Bury came from behind to beat Cheltenham Town 4-1.

Blackwell has also refused to rule out the departure of high-earning keeper Trevor Carson, despite the Northern Ireland international making his first start of the season on Saturday, deputising for the injured Rob Lainton, who will have a scan on a shoulder problem tomorrow.

“If people come in for players that we are not using at the moment and we can let them go on loan or sell them, that might well be the case,” said Blackwell.

“It’s getting your housekeeping right and getting yourself in a position where you can allow players to go and not weaken your club.”

Aiden Chippendale has become the second development squad player to leave Bury on loan after signing for Chester for a month.

The 21-year-old former Huddersfield Town winger impressed during a trial over the summer but has been let go to get match action after failing to break into the Bury first team.

He follows Bury teenager Tom Pratt, who has joined Mossley, also for a month.