Bury defender Ben Futcher signs on loan at AFC Telford

AFC Telford United

AFC Telford United have signed experienced Bury central defender Ben Futcher on a month's loan.

The 30-year-old spent time on loan in the Blue Square Bet Premier with Mansfield earlier this season, making 13 appearances.

"We've struggled when we've been up against big centre forwards, and Ben's a big signing - literally," Bucks boss Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"He's a real leader, and will be a great influence on the other players."

Futcher, who started his professional career at Oldham, has played for a number of clubs - most notably making 126 league appearances for Lincoln City and 119 for the Shakers.

"We had to work hard to get this done, it was on and off - but we've got there and I have to say it's a major signing for us.

"He's here for a month initially - but I'm hoping we can keep him until the end of the season," Sinton added.