Nicky Adams has announced he’s leaving crisis club Bury.

The 32-year-old, who has had three spells with Shakers having started his career at Gigg Lane, has been an outspoken critic of owner Steve Dale during the club’s on-going off-field turmoil.

Having returned in the summer of 2018, the midfielder signed a new contract in March seemingly extending his stay into next season as he helped the club make an immediate return to League One.

But in an emotional social media post announcing his departure, Adams claims that it has been declared null and void by the Football League.

The Shakers are due back in the High Court on June 19 over a winding-up petition.

“Very sad that I have to write this message but I’ll always deal with things head on,” Adams posted.

“I signed a new contract in March which I was buzzing about only for the Football League to reject it and send it back.

“What’s worse, is I was only told about this the week after the season had finished as no-one informed me or the gaffer until then.

“I spoke out the best I could about the chaos going on behind the scenes at the club and people’s families are the most important thing.

“Unfortunately I will be leaving Bury FC and going onto a new challenge.

“I just want to say a massive thank you to the manager and all his staff and my team mates who are friends for life for the chance to be part of an unbelievable season that I’ll never forget.

“We made history and no-one can ever take that from us.

“Shakers fans, all I can say is thank you.

“I started here as a boy and I’m glad we could all share some fantastic memories together.

“I’ll forever be a fan of this great club.”