Bury striker Andy Bishop signs contract extension

Andy Bishop
Bishop played for Bury's rivals Rochdale in a loan spell in 2003-04

Bury striker Andy Bishop has signed a contract extension to stay at Gigg Lane until 2014.

The 29-year-old, who has scored eight goals so far this season, has extended his current deal after an impressive start to the new campaign.

He said: "Once the chairman made it clear that they wanted me to extend my contract, it was one of the easiest decisions that I have had to make."

Bishop joined the Shakers from York City at the end of the 2005-06 season.

The striker finished his first three seasons as the club's leading scorer, and has now scored 78 goals in 216 appearances.

He was also part of the team that won promotion to League One, despite an injury-ravaged couple of years.

Bishop picked up a serious knee injury in 2009 and played just 27 times over the last two seasons and is keen to repay the faith in him.

He said: "As a player you get to hear of other clubs that might be looking to talk to you, but the club and supporters have been incredible with me over what has been a difficult two years, and I just want to now reward everyone that has kept the faith in me during that time.

"Personally and professionally I am just so happy here, and I am really excited about the future direction the club is going in."

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