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Whitmore makes Bury loan move

Defender joins League One Shakers until January

31 July 2017

Alex Whitmore has joined League One side Bury on a loan deal running until January.

The Clarets’ central defender, 21, moves to Gigg Lane for the chance to gain further first-team experience following a successful spell at Morecambe last season.

Newcastle-born Whitmore, who arrived at Turf Moor as a scholar in 2012, made 43 appearances for the Shrimps, including 35 starts in League Two.

He previously spent spells on loan with Conference National sides Gateshead and Chester City in 2015/16.

Bury manager Lee Clark said: “I am delighted to be able to get Alex in with us before the start of the season.

"He is a real no-nonsense defender who has good experience of first-team football and can he will certainly bring that competition for places that I am striving for.”

Whitmore’s temporary departure follows Chris Long’s loan move to Northampton Town at the end of last week as the Clarets look to get first-team opportunities for a number of their younger players.

Long has joined the Cobblers on a season-long loan deal and made the ideal start with his side’s opening goal in a 2-1 friendly win over Newport County last Saturday.


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