BURY boss Alan Knill has backed Tom Elliott to get his career back on track after derailing the Railwaymen in sensational style on his full debut.

The on-loan striker grabbed his first ever League goal and made another in Shakers’ 3-2 triumph at Crewe on Tuesday night.

England Youth International Elliott shot to fame when he made his debut for Leeds while still at school as a 15-year-old.

But the 6ft 4ins hitman made just three more appearances for the Elland Road club and was sent out on loan to Macclesfield last season before joining the Shakers last month.

Knill, pictured, believes the rampaging Elliott, now 18, can make a big impact at Gigg Lane.

“Tom was excellent,” said the Shakers chief. “He’s a young kid and probably not used to what we are trying to do.

“We’re pretty intense at this football club and he’s come in and doing everything we’re asking of him. He’s got unbelievable pace; defenders are worried because they can’t keep a high line. They probably don’t know him very well because he’s kind of unknown — but if he continues to play like that everyone will know him. He’s so athletic and I’m so pleased he scored his goal.”

Captain Stephen Dawson added: “I thought Tom was excellent. His work-rate was brilliant and he wants to learn.”

l The Forever Bury supporters club will hold their annual meeting in the Gigg Lane social club, next Thursday, October 8.

The meeting, which starts at 7.30pm is restricted to members only, but it will be followed by a fans’ forum attended by assistant manager Chris Brass and striker Andy Bishop, which will start between 8.15pm and 8.30pm.