Chris Powell has today strengthened his squad with the addition of Harry Bunn on a season-long loan from Bury.
The 25-year-old, who worked with Powell at Huddersfield Town, started his career with Manchester City and spent time on loan at Rochdale, Preston North End, Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra and Sheffield United.
Bunn made 98 appearances and scored 17 goals in three seasons at the Terriers before leaving to join Bury in League One after Huddersfield’s promotion to the Premier League.
At Gigg Lane Bunn made 42 appearances last season for the Shakers and he was delighted to sign for Blues on loan.
“It was an opportunity that came up and I felt I had to take it up,” he said.
“I’ve worked with the Gaffer before at Huddersfield so I know how he works, I know what he wants from his players and the standards that he expects.
“He fills the lads with confidence, he likes to play attacking football and likes his teams to be organised at the back as well so I’m pleased to be playing for him again.”
Powell believes Bunn will be an important addition to the squad and will provide a good option either on the wing or in a central forward position.
“We were looking in the wide areas and that’s why we brought Sam Barratt in but unfortunately we’ve lost young Sam, so we just felt we needed someone who has played at the level,” said the Blues boss.
“Harry’s a player I trust, I’ve worked with him before and he did really well for me at Huddersfield.
“He went to Bury and they went for it last year but it didn’t work out for them as a club, so they have been trying to move some of their squad on and I felt it was a good move for us.
“It’s short term initially, for the season, but who knows what could develop.
“He’s a Championship player and if we can get him to the levels I know he can play at then he will be really good for us.
“He can play wide left, wide right, as a 10 and as a nine. He was brought up as a number nine at Manchester City, so he knows where the goal is.
“He’s a creative player that will be direct, can cross with both feet, shoots with both feet and I’m really happy.”