Bury have allowed defender Ben Futcher to join non-league Mansfield on loan for an initial one-month period.
The 6ft 7in centre-half was used sparingly in the Shakers' promotion campaign last season and is yet to appear this term.
Manager Richie Barker told the club's official website: "Ben has been tremendous for us in being a part of our squad, but it's only fair to him that he goes and gets some games.
"It's a good opportunity for him to go and get some games under his belt. It's also a good opportunity for us to get Andrai Jones back involved again and as well, an opportunity for me to do my old club a bit of a favour.
"It's a month at the moment and they do have a lot of games coming up, so there's no doubt he will get some games in."