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New deal for Bury striker
The club are delighted to reveal that striker Andy Bishop has put pen to paper on a two year extension to his current contract.
Andy was a prolific striker before coming to Gigg Lane at the end of the 2005/06 season. Bish arrived after being signed by former manager Chris Casper from York City.
Andy came to Gigg Lane with a good pedigree from his days with the Minstermen and he quickly adapted to League Football as he continued with his goal scoring skills.Bish finished his first three seasons as the clubs leading scorer with 63 goals to his tally. Andy started his career with Walsall but never played for first team at the Bescot Stadium. Loaned out to Kidderminster Harriers, Rochdale and Yeovil over two seasons, Andy was eventually released from Walsall and signed for York. Another 34 goals came his way at the KitKat Stadium before Bury pounced for his signature.
Prolific in front of goal and something of a cult hero to Bury fans, though his last 24 months have been something of an injury nightmare. He picked up a serious knee injury towards the end of the 08/09 season and underwent surgery the day after a play off semi final defeat. He spent all summer getting fit, only to break down in a pre-season game with a serious Hernia and abductor problem. This injury forced him to miss most of the 09/10 season.
Surgery was called for on a further three occasions during the last campaign. He was out of action until early February and played the remainder of the season mostly from the bench. Now in his sixth season at Gigg Lane, Andy has leapt off the treatment table and is already the clubs leading scorer again this season.
To date, Andy has represented the Shakers on 216 occasions - scoring 78 goals along the way. Andy's new contract will see him stay at Gigg Lane until the end of the 2013/14 season.
Speaking soon after signing the deal, Andy said: "Once the Chairman made it clear that they wanted me to extend my contract, it was one of the easiest of decisions that I have had to make. As a player you get to hear of other clubs that might be looking to talk to you, but the club and supporters have been incredible with me over what has been a difficult two years, and I just want to now reward everyone that has kept the faith in me during that time. Personally and professionally I am just so happy here, and I am really excited about the future direction the club is going in."