Bury boosted by Jermaine Pennant and Ryan Lowe



Posted Friday, January 27, 2017 by PA

Jermaine Pennant and Ryan Lowe have joined Bury's squad ahead of Walsall's visit to Gigg Lane.

Former Liverpool and Stoke winger Pennant linked up with the Shakers last week but needed international clearance before he could feature for the first time in English football since 2015, and boss Chris Brass has confirmed he will start on Saturday.

Lowe rejoined Bury for a third spell on Tuesday, though, at 38, he will be used more sparingly than he has during prolific spells in the past.

Brass has a long injury list which includes Craig Jones (pelvic injury), Niall Maher, Kean Bryan (thigh), Nathan Cameron and Chris Brown (both knee), though Andrew Tutte (illness), Leon Barnett (calf) and Zeli Ismail (knee) could all return.

Matt Preston is set to retain his place in Walsall's defence after impressing.

Reece Flanagan played for the reserves in midweek as he continues his recovery from a serious knee injury.

Andreas Makris, Scott Laird and Franck Moussa are also pushing to feature after limited game-time recently.

Walsall have lost just once in their last six games under manager Jon Whitney.

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