Former Atherton Collieries star Gareth Peet has joined the newly-renamed Bury FC.

The 33-year-old joins the Shakers as their second summer signing after leaving the Skuna Stadium in May - leaving Colls as the club’s record appearance holder.

Peet made 36 appearances for the club in his final season, scoring twice, the latter of which was on the final day of the season, which was his 50th goal for the club.

He joined Colls in 2010, having previously played for Skelmersdale United.

Peet is as a tricky wing-back with an eye for goal from free-kicks.

After agreeing the switch, Peet told the club’s new website: “I am really excited to be signed, the history of the club and also the chance to help the club progress on the pitch is the main reason I’ve signed.

“I want to get promoted in front of all the fans - that is the aim.”

Bury boss Andy Welsh added: “Gaz is someone I’ve been monitoring for years now.

“He has an unbelievable engine to get up and down the pitch joining in attacks but also, most importantly, defensively very hard to beat.

“He has come from a much higher level and offers us the experience we need at the club to build on and add competition to an already very strong group of players and I’m pretty sure if he performs like we know he can he is a player that will be a firm fans favourite with his hard-working performances.”

Peet joins Benito Lowe in signing for Bury this summer, alongside Jack Atkinson, Lewis Gilboy and Connor Comber who have also signed for the 2023/24 season.