Bury sign Tom Soares & Ethan Ebanks-Landell

Bury have signed former Stoke City midfielder Tom Soares on non-contract terms and teenage defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell on loan from Wolves.

Soares, 26, joined the Potters in 2008 but made just eight first-team starts in four years with the club.

Ebanks-Landell, 19, is yet to feature for the first team at Molineux. He links up with fellow Wolves man Matt Doherty, who is also on loan at Bury.

Both players go into the squad to face Portsmouth at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

Bury will be looking to extend their unbeaten sequence in all competitions to five games against managerless Pompey.

Soares began his career at Crystal Palace, playing more than 100 times for the Eagles, but his £1.25m switch to the Britannia Stadium did not go as planned.

After struggling to break into Tony Pulis's side, he went out on loan to Charlton, Sheffield Wednesday and Hibernian before being released by the Premier League club in the summer.