BURY defender Tom Aldred has joined Scottish Premiership side Motherwell on loan until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old Bolton-born defender joined the Shakers in July 2017 from Blackpool and made a total of 23 appearances in all competitions for the club before joining The Steelmen on loan last January.

And he is delighted to be returning to Fir Park.

He told the Mortherwell club website: “I’m buzzing to be back.

“It doesn’t feel as if I have been away.

“Just getting back into the ground, it reignited great memories of last season here and I am keen to kick on again.

“I am excited to start a season in Scotland and my hope is we can kick on again this term.”