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David Flitcroft expecting Leon Clarke to have 'massive impact' at Bury

3 June 2015

David Flitcroft is expecting Bury's new signing Leon Clarke to have a 'massive impact' at the club next season.

Clarke joined the Sky Bet League 1-bound Shakers on a three-year deal having been released by Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of last term.

Prior to his move to Wolves, 30-year-old Clarke netted 18 League 1 goals in the first half of the 2013/14 season for Coventry, and Bury boss Flitcroft is expecting big things.

“I am delighted to be working with Leon Clarke next season and beyond,” Flitcroft told Bury's official website.

"The club, chairman and management team have been working tirelessly for the last three weeks to capture the signature of Leon. When we found out a player of his ability and quality was potentially available, we had to do all that we could to secure his services.

"He is pure pedigree and has incredible goal scoring ability. He has the pace, power and intelligence to have a massive impact for us next season.

"Leon met up with the management team and chairman at Carrington to discuss the Bury project and our progression as a club, and loved the direction we were heading in.

"He has games on his CV, knowledge and understanding of higher leagues to help guide us in the next stage of our progression.

"It is now up to us as a club to offer Leon a home and training environment where we can maximise his ability and that is what we will do as a club."

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