Bury links to Kal Naismith cool despite midfielder Andy Procter's return to former club Accrington Stanley

Bury links to Kal Naismith cool despite midfielder Andy Procter's return to former club Accrington Stanley

Bury links to Kal Naismith cool despite midfielder Andy Procter's return to former club Accrington Stanley

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ANDY Procter rejoined former club Accrington Stanley on a two-year deal just hours after being released from his contract at Bury.

The move fuelled rumours the Shakers were set to go back in for Stanley’s 22-year-old attacking midfielder Kal Naismith, but sources close to the east Lancashire club said no offers had been received for the player.

And a deal now looks unlikely before the transfer window closes at 11pm tonight (Monday, September 1).

David Flitcroft made it clear after Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Accrington that Procter, who he placed on the transfer list at the end of last season, would not be let go on the cheap.

But his contract, which had just under 12 months remaining, was terminated by mutual consent earlier today, freeing up Procter’s move back to the club he once captained.

“I think Accrington were trying to do something with him (Procter),” Flitcroft said after Saturday’ match.

“What I do know with Proc is, come Monday, if nothing has happened, we won’t be letting people go for no money.”

But he added: “Proccy is in a place where he has to get out and start playing again. He’s got 40-odd games left in the season and can make a big difference for someone.”

Flitcroft suggested Bury, who are understood to have made a £20,000 offer for Naismith last month, would not be pursuing any permanent deals in the transfer window but may be interested in a loan signing.

He also ruled out pursuing Naismith after their offer was made public by Accrington, but the club's decision to waive a fee for Procter was seen as a sign they may be interested in reviving the deal.

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10:45am Tue 2 Sep 14

shakingallover says...

It looks like Accy have wiped our nose in the transfer market. Rumour has it we offered Proctor and a fee for Naismith. Accy held their nerve ... and got Proctor for free, AND they hold on to their prize possession. Come on Bury .... lets not go back to the Casper school of transfer dealing.
It looks like Accy have wiped our nose in the transfer market. Rumour has it we offered Proctor and a fee for Naismith. Accy held their nerve ... and got Proctor for free, AND they hold on to their prize possession. Come on Bury .... lets not go back to the Casper school of transfer dealing. shakingallover
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11:11am Tue 2 Sep 14

shakencity says...

I say congrats to Mr Day and Flickers for not being held to ransom. If the player had any sort of ambition he'd have tried to force the move through himself....let's hope it backfires on both him and Accy at the end of the season. We've got Procter off the books in the process, so pretty good business all round if you ask me.
We have to be realistic with our spending and keep the books balanced in the process, the one thing we don't want to do is end up back where we were 12mths ago.
We knew this deal was dead in the water when we signed Duane Holmes, so let's move on and forget about Kal Naismith.
I say congrats to Mr Day and Flickers for not being held to ransom. If the player had any sort of ambition he'd have tried to force the move through himself....let's hope it backfires on both him and Accy at the end of the season. We've got Procter off the books in the process, so pretty good business all round if you ask me. We have to be realistic with our spending and keep the books balanced in the process, the one thing we don't want to do is end up back where we were 12mths ago. We knew this deal was dead in the water when we signed Duane Holmes, so let's move on and forget about Kal Naismith. shakencity
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