Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bury, we take a look at players who have plyed their trade for both Crawley and the Shakers.
Still in Bury’s team is the loveable Nicky Adams who spent a season and a half in West Sussex and is well remembered for his stunning FA Cup strike against Reading. He called the goal the best of his career. He went on to score nine times for the Reds.
Mike Jones is also still now with Carlisle United. He played for Bury between 2008 and 2012, and joined Crawley in the summer of that year. Memorable goals for Jones include a half-way line effort against Newport County in the EFL Trophy and a winner against Preston North End. He scored for times in 82 matches.
Another player who was well loved amongst the Town faithful is Danish veteran goalkeeper Brian Jensen. After dislocating a finger in a league game against MK Dons, and Matt Harrold forced to go in goal, Jensen is remembered for his tactical guidance of the striker from the terrace behind the goal. He played a total of 21 games for the Reds having signed from Bury in 2014. He totaled 36 matches for the Gigg Lane outfit.
Current Mansfield striker Nicky Ajose spent half a season on loan at the Reds from Peterborough under Richie Barker. He scored a late goal against Bolton Wanderers to knock them out the League Cup, one of nine goals he scored in 18 appearances.
The current Crawley players who have played for Bury are:
Lewis Young, who spent three months there before signing for the Reds.
Dominic Poleon, who scored twice in a seven game loan spell.
Other players to have played for both include Lateef Elford-Alliyu, Pablo Mills, Dean Howell, Leon Clarke, and Jon-Paul Pitman.