ANDY Welsh hopes his reunion with Abimola Obasoto can be a successful one.

The winger was a key man during his time at Bury AFC and was plunged into an immediate debut in Saturday’s 4-1 FA Cup win against Uttoxeter Town.

Sajaad Elhassan and Darius Palma have held down the wide positions in the opening two league games of the season but Obasoto showed up well in the cup, claiming an assist and going close his first goal of a couple of occasions.

Welsh was pleased to welcome him back – but warned the 21-year-old that he faces plenty of competition for a starting spot.

“I think what Abs does, similar to Saj Elhassan and Darius Palma, is carry the ball really well, commit players, get crosses into the box, and like I said to him he has come in now but will have to fight for the shirt.

“Saj is on absolute flames at the minute, so is Darius, but Abs put his hand up and played well today so it’s really encouraging.”

Obasoto, a former Morecambe trainee who also played at Macclesfield and Clitheroe, says playing his first game in front of 3,000 at Gigg Lane was a special moment. “We have been trying to get the move done for ages,” he said.

“It was tough because I’m just getting used to the lads and only had my first session on Thursday but I am just happy to be back and it was an amazing win. We’re in the next round, and that is all that matters.

“You can hear the roar, it was amazing. You can hear your name and that’s that dreams are made of – I’m absolutely buzzing.”

Bury have also confirmed that the facial injury suffered by Shaun Higgins on Saturday is only superficial and will not require significant time out.

The Shakers have also added experienced former Wrexham defender Curtis Obeng to their squad.

The Manchester-based 34-year-old started at Manchester City and has also represented England and C and Under-19s level.

Bury head to play Wythenshawe Town tonight looking to preserve a 100 per cent start in the league.

Welsh hopes the away backing can be just as vociferous as it was at Colne last week.

“It will be a tough game, I know they have lost a lot of players but I think they have recruited really well too,” he said.

“They have brought in some good experience and we’re away from home, so we need the fans to get out there, be loud and proud and get the songs ready, be nice and energetic in the stands.

“I’m sure the players will give that on the pitch.”