BURY have once again been busy in the transfer market as boss Dave McNabb continues to shape his squad for the 2024/25 campaign.

Brad Carroll and Josh Gregory become the 13th and 14th signings of the summer as the Shakers look to mount a successful promotion campaign following last season’s heart-breaking play-off final defeat.

The two new signings will add experience and strength in depth to the midfield department.

Carroll, 27, joins Bury from Lancaster City where he made 37 appearances for the NPL Premier Division club last season - and McNabb says he has a winning both on and off the pitch.

“Solid and aggressive centre midfielder who will give us bite and legs in the middle of the pitch,” said McNabb of Carroll who has also played for Barrow, Kendal, Clitheroe and Workington

“He’s quality in possession, will help the team build and then sustain attacking possession. Quick to press and recover the ball back on any turnovers.

He added: “Very experienced non league player who’s always communicating and organising. He’s a real leader and winner on and off the pitch.”

Gregory has joined the Shakers from NPL side Prescot Cables.

The 26-year-old started his playing career at Wigan before moving on to have stints with Chorley, Clitheroe and Witton Albion before joining Prescot.

“He is an extremely talented midfielder who can do it all,” McNabb told the club website.

“Excellent technically and always happy to receive the ball under any situation. His technical ability allows him to be the heartbeat of the team

“Josh is also excellent out of possession both in terms of his positioning to intercept and his tenacity and aggression to press and tackle to win the ball back.

“He is recovering from a knee operation but has the potential to be a huge asset once he’s fully fit.”

Meanwhile, Bury have added two more friendlies to their pre-season build up.

The Shakers travel to Emley on Tuesday, July 2 and go to Nelson FC on Friday, July 19.

McNabb’s side will also play away at Atherton LR (July 6), Ashton Town (July 9), Nantwich Town (July 16), Trafford (July 20).

The game at Hanley Town on July 13 has been postponed. All games are away as work continues on the new 3G pitch at Gigg Lane.