DEFENDER Phil Edwards, who spent nearly all of last season on loan at Oxford United has joined Bury.

The right back, who made 38 appearances for the U’s scoring three goals, was released by parent club Burton Albion last week.

And he has moved quickly to secure his future by signing a two-year deal with the Shakers.

Bury boss Lee Clark said of his new signing: “I had the chance to watch him at close quarters just a few weeks ago playing for Oxford against us, I thought he was outstanding.”