Southend United close to completing Bury swoop

Chris Powell is closing in on a deal to take Bury winger Harry Bunn to Roots Hall, according to local press.

The 25-year-old would be reunited with the Southend boss, whom he played under at Huddersfield for a short spell.

Bunn came through the ranks at Manchester City and spent time on loan with Rochdale, Preston North End, Oldham Athletic and Crewe Alexandra, before joining the Terriers in 2013. He made 91 league appearances for Huddersfield, bagging 15 goals.

He was a part of the Terriers side that earned Premier League promotion in 2017, but played just 19 times that season.

After four years at the McAlpine he switched to Gigg Lane, where’s he’s made 38 league appearances, scoring three times. In total Bunn has made 168 appearances in his career, scoring 24 goals.

Bunn is the son of Oldham manager and former player Frankie, and was left out of the Shakers squad for the defeat against Crawley this weekend.

Our View

Bunn should be too good for League Two, but he’s been a victim of the awful Bury form that saw them go from promotion hopefuls to League Two also-ran in the space of twelve months.

Clearly, Ryan Lowe wouldn’t want to lose Bunn, but he might not have a choice.

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