NEW signing Dean West goes straight into Bury's squad for tomorrow's trip to high-flying Gillingham.

West, who completed the exchange deal which took striker Kevin Hulme to Lincoln City late yesterday afternoon, could find himself making his debut after just one training session with his new teammates.

His arrival plugs the gap left by Nick Richardson whose sudden move to Chester City shortly after signing for Bury left the Gigg Lane club without a fit specialist right sided midfielder in recent weeks.

With Jimmy Mulligan out virtually all season Nick Daws has proven his versatility on the flank and he comes under pressure from manager Stan Ternent's first signing.

Ternent, who waits for fitness checks on Mark Carter (hamstring) and Shaun Reid (hip), has high hopes of the 22-year-old new boy who has played more than 100 league games for Lincoln.

"I've been looking for a right sided player and Dean is one player I have had my eye on for a while," the manager said.

"He can play midfield or full back and has a lot of experience for a young player.

"It represents good business for us. He will give us balance on the right, is comfortable on the ball and scores his share of goals and he's young enough for us to teach him a trick or two.

"The deal was also beneficial to Kevin who was ready for a fresh challenge. You couldn't fault his endeavour or commitment but it didn't work out for him since he came back."

Ternent makes a late choice between fit-again Gary Kelly and Lee Bracey in goal tomorrow when the Shakers look for their first win in five games.

"They are one of the form teams in the division but it's all about winning and we'll be looking to get some points on the board," he said.

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