Bury defender Riley in high demand – report

Date published: Tuesday 28th June 2016 2:26

Joe Riley: In high demand.

Joe Riley: In high demand.

A whole host of clubs are looking to acquire the services of highly-rated Bury right-back Joe Riley, according to sources close to TEAMtalk.

According to the source, the 24-year-old is highly sought after and a move over the summer is becoming more likely with the likes of Fleetwood Town, Shrewsbury, Burton Albion and Bolton all really keen on signing the player.

Riley started his professional career at Bolton Wanderers where he was only able to make a handful of appearances due to injuries hampering his progress.

His most memorable moment coming when he made is Premier League debut for Bolton in a 5-0 win against Stoke, in which he was given a standing ovation for his contribution after being substituted late on in the game.

Riley eventually went to spend a year out on loan at Oxford United where he made 24 appearances for the club.

After his loan spell had finished and with not long left on his current deal with Bolton, the full-back was captured by Bury on a free transfer in 2015. A hamstring injury delayed his debut for the Lancashire club but since the niggle he has been ever present and has gone on to make 41 appearances along with scoring a couple of goals for the club.

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