DOM Telford admits “promotion is the aim” for Bury this season after becoming Ryan Lowe’s 10th summer signing.

Manager Lowe has already brought in strikers Chris Dagnall, Gold Omotayo and Jordan Archer, but made Telford his latest attacking recruit on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old forward has joined on a free transfer from Stoke City, signing a two-year contract at Gigg Lane.

Telford broke into Blackpool’s first team as they slipped out of the Championship in 2014/15, earning a move to Stoke.

He then played for their Under-23s before spending last season on loan with Bristol Rovers, scoring in their 2-1 home win against Bury on Good Friday.

“I’m thrilled to sign for a club with such a great history,” said Telford. “I’m really looking forward to helping get them back where they belong and promotion is obviously the aim.

“I feel as though I’ve got a lot to offer and I’m looking forward to showing the fans what I’m about.”

Lowe added: “He’s different to what we’ve got. He’s a bit of a fox-in-the-box, that small rapid one that gets in behind defenders and causes mayhem.

“He scored against us last season and we’ve monitored him since, and Ryan Kidd worked with him as a youngster at Blackpool so we’ve got good feedback on him. We know what he’s about and he was desperate to come and play for us.”

Lowe named a young squad for the friendly at Radcliffe on Tuesday night, with Joe Skarz and fellow defender Tom Aldred the most experienced starters.

But youth product Saul Shotton was named captain for the evening and Bury took an early lead as Chris Sang forced an own goal from Callum Grogan.

Radcliffe went in front through second-half goals by Lewis Lacey and Tunde Owolabi, but Joe Adams headed in a late equaliser to earn Bury a 2-2 draw.

The Shakers play their final pre-season game on Saturday, at National League North side Southport.