Ex-Wanderers youngster Andy Kellett has joined Bury FC as the club prepares for its return to Gigg Lane.

Bolton-born Kellett came through the Whites’ youth ranks and also had loan spells at Manchester United and Plymouth.

He made the move to Wigan in 2015, spending three years at the DW Stadium before heading to Notts County.

The 29-year-old midfielder has also had stints at Fylde, Alfreton Town and Guiseley in the non-league pyramid in recent years.

He is one of several new arrivals at the Shakers as Andy Welsh prepares for the upcoming NWCL Premier Division campaign.

Harry Brazel, Sean Higgins, Danny Lafferty and Andy Briggs have also signed up over the past couple of days.

Earlier this month, the Bury FC Supporters Society and Bury AFC’s Shaker’s Community Society voted overwhelmingly in favour of merging together.

Kellett is relishing his next chapter and is determined to help the club build back towards its former status.

“It’s always a nerve-wracking thing coming to a new football club,” he told the club website.

“At my previous clubs, I’ve always known people going into them but I’m coming to this one not knowing anyone. I’m sure we’ll have a good pre-season together and get to know each other.

 “I’ve always known Bury as a team to be in the Football League. It’s a little bit different now but hopefully we can rebuild it back to being that status again.

“I’ve played with lads before who have said if you can get down to Bury, get yourself down there because it’s a brilliant club.”

Welsh’s side head to Dennyfield to take on Thackley on Saturday, July 1 in their first fixture under the Bury FC banner in over four years.

The Shakers also host Bradford City and Preston North End on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 respectively in a double-header as football returns to Gigg Lane.