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Chris Brass move to Bury now confirmed

By Herald Express  |  Posted: December 18, 2013

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TORQUAY United's assistant manager Chris Brass has moved to rejoin the Gulls' League Two rivals Bury, the club have now confirmed.

The move was touted last Friday, but has now been confirmed, with Brass tempted back to his former club by new Shakers manager David Flitcroft.

The deal was completed on Wednesday morning and an undisclosed compensation figure has been agreed between the two clubs.

The 38-year-old former Burnley and York defender, who had a loan spell at Torquay as a young pro, has close connections with Bury, having played for them, coached their Academy and been No.2 to Gulls boss Alan Knill from 2009-2011, when he followed him to Scunthorpe United.

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Brass helped Knill to keep the Gulls in League Two last season and then agreed a permanent deal at Plainmoor in the summer, but his family has remained in Lancashire.

Considerable new investment has gone into Bury over the past nine months, which have seen Kevin Blackwell sacked after a massive overhaul of the playing staff, a spell under caretaker Ronnie Jepson and now the appointment of ex-Barnsley manager Flitcroft.

United have already said they will not make an immediate replacement for Brass, leaving Alan Knill to work with existing staff at the club including Robbie Herrera and Geoff Harrop.

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