BURY fans got a sneak preview of how their new-look side may look on Wednesday night.

Paul Wilkinson was able to put a side out, despite the club's on-going financial problems, for the 3-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers, and the crowd of 1,351 will have seen both familiar and unfamiliar faces line up in the white shirt.

Contracted players

Tom Miller, Jordan Archer and Harry Bunn were the only contracted players on display against the Championship side.

Bunn, who performed well in the first half of the friendly, spent the majority of last season out on loan at Southend and only has a year left on his current deal.

Both Miller and Archer signed two-year contracts at the club last summer - they performed promisingly against Rovers, with Archer showing his pace and his ability to hold the ball up.

Possible returns?

A player Shakers fans know well is Chris Dagnall after he left the club for Tranmere in January. He was released by the Merseysiders following their promotion to League One.

Another former player, in this case Anthony Kay, lined up for the Shakers. In his previous time at Bury, Kay played 47 matches as club captain, before he moved to Port Vale in 2017.

The new boys

In between the sticks for Wilkinson's side was former Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Ben Garrett - he looked calm and assured in Tuesday night's friendly.

Ex-Southampton and Fulham youth team player Bevis Mugabi, last with Yeovil, started at right back for the Shakers, the 24-year-old got up and down the right side well in the friendly.

Troy Brown started at the heart of the Bury defence after he was released by Exeter City after making 109 appearances for the club.

Starting at left back was Dundee United's Callum Booth. The full back is still under contract at the Scottish side, but has been told he is free to leave.

Defender Danzell Gravenberch started in the centre of midfield on Tuesday night, and looked like he was in need of more playing time to get up to speed.

The 25-year-old had spent 11 years of his youth in the prestigious Ajax academy. He was released by Reading this summer after making two appearances at the club in three years.

Starting on the substitutes bench was centre half Alex Lacey who had just been released by Gillingham after making 27 appearances in two years.

Former Blackburn, Oldham and Bolton midfielder Chris Taylor was released by Blackpool in the summer.

Tyler Hornby-Forbes started his playing career at Preston North End and went on loan to Accrington Stanley during his two year spell at Brighton and Hove Albion. He was released by Newport this summer.

Plymouth released Dan Rooney after he spent time on loan at Truro last season, while former Bradford and Barnsley winger Dylan Mottley-Henry was also on the substitutes bench.