ALAN Knill has handed debuts to three of his summer signings for this afternoon's League Two opener against Brentford at Gigg Lane.

The Shakers faithful will get their first competitive glance at goalkeeper Wayne Brown and midfielders Stephen Dawson and Michael Jones. Efe Sodje starts after moving from Gillingham, while Elliott Bennett is included in the side after moving from Wolves on loan for a second stint at Gigg Lane.

BURY (4-4-2): Brown, Scott, Buchanan, Sodje, Futcher, Bennett, Dawson, Barry-Murphy, Jones, Hurst, Bishop. Subs: Cresswell, Baker, Racchi, Rouse, Belford.

BRENTFORD: Hamer, O'Connor, Bean, Bennett, Newton, Poole, Wood, Osborne, Connell, Elder, Williams. Subs: Johnson, Ademola, Wilson, Artus, Brown.

Referee: Mr D Webb.