Bury duo join Stalybridge Celtic

Stalybridge Celtic have bolstered their ranks ahead of the run-in, with the arrival of Bury duo Jordan Butterworth and Benito Lowe.

Midfielder Butterworth arrives on a permanent deal running until the end of the season, while striker Lowe has agreed a loan move to Bower fold.

The pair, both aged 25, follow in the footsteps of their fathers, with Jordan’s dad Gary Butterworth playing 148 games for Stalybridge Celtic and Benito’s dad, the late Gary Lowe, featuring for the club in 1987.

Butterworth has spent the last three seasons with Mossley, where he excelled and earned a move to Bamber Bridge.

He joined Bury midway through the current campaign and has gone on to feature 20 times.

Manager James Kinsey said: “We’ve been looking for a central player for some weeks now, but we’ve just not been able to find the right player.

“When the opportunity to sign Jordan came up, we really wanted to bring him in as he is someone we have wanted previously.

“Jordan is keen to enjoy his football and really wanted to join the club. We’ve discussed our long-term aims, and we’re really happy that he has decided to join us at an exciting time.”

Benito’s arrival at Celtic sees him sign for his hometown club.

He links up with the Pitching In NPL West Division side after a fine run of form which has seen him score 16 goals in 18 games for Bury this season.

Last year, he found the back of the net 22 times in 34 games with Wythenshawe Town and has previously spent time with Curzon Ashton and New Mills.

On his arrival, Kinsey said: “Benito is somebody that I was desperate to bring in last summer, but it was too late as he had already signed with Bury before we joined Celtic. He is a Stalybridge lad and will give everything for the shirt.

“When he’s at it, I don’t believe there are many better 9s around. There were a few clubs trying to sign him, but he has chosen to come and represent his hometown club for the remainder of this season.

"We’ve obviously worked with him previously too, which helps with us going into the final few games of the season”.

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