Bury manager Lee Clark has labelled the signing of Scunthorpe midfielder Stephen Dawson on a free transfer as ‘huge’.
Dawson has put pen to paper on a three year deal with the Shakers following the expiry of his contract at Glanford Park.
Clark told the Bury Official site: “This is a huge signing for us, Stephen is a player that I have tried to entice at previous clubs, but I have finally got my man. Bury Football Club have a returning hero and I know that he was a very popular player for the club during his previous spell.
“He was the driving force for Scunthorpe last season and captained them into the Play-offs. This signing is another statement of intent of what we are trying to do. I know I have a player with us that will police the dressing room for me, and he won’t need any encouragement to do that.
“Stephen is a winner, I’ve quickly realised that since meeting him. This is a signing that will excite the fans. He is over the 30 years of age mark, which people seem to think it’s coming to the end but, in the modern game, it means nothing because he is another player that has looked after himself.
“We believe that we have a very instrumental player for what we are trying to do. He plays with high energy, high tempo, plays on the front foot and is that box to box midfield player that everyone wants to see. He is a very driven player and I am absolutely delighted that we have him with us.”