Shakers sign Rickers
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Oldham Athletic player has been looking for pastures new since his release from Northampton Town last month.
He is expected to go into the Shakers squad for their home match with Boston United on Saturday.
Rickers's arrival was coupled with the disappointment that Bury missed out on the loan signing of Everton midfielder Stephen Schumacher.
Schumacher was on loan at Oldham Athletic and looked set to complete that spell at Boundary Park, even though The Toffees had agreed to let the midfielder move to Gigg Lane on a free transfer.
However, the Goodison Park club then realised they would have to pay up his contract if Schumacher moved on and that proved to be a stumbling block in completing the deal.
Despite not completing a transfer on Thursday, Shakers manager Graham Barrow hopes a deal for Schumacher can be forthcoming in the summer.
"I am extremely disappointed not to have signed Steven," Barrow told the club's official website.
"But this may not be the end of it. Although it won't go through in time for this season, we may try and bring him in during the summer."