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Ex Crusaders goalkeeper Brian Jensen takes up coaching role at Bury


Brian Jensen
Brian Jensen

By Graham Luney

Former Crusaders goalkeeper Brian Jensen is back in the game after agreeing to return to Bury in a coaching role.

Jensen was released by the Crues at the end of his one-year contract and despite his willingness to extend his stay at Seaview, he was deemed surplus to requirements.

The big Dane quickly became a hugely popular Irish League character and his experience and shot stopping prowess helped the Hatchetmen reclaim the Danske Bank Premiership title and also pocket the County Antrim Shield.

Jensen, nicknamed 'The Beast', played for Bury from September, 2013 to May 2014, making 39 appearances for the club.

The 42-year-old is excited about his new role as goalkeeping coach for the first team.

"This is my first full-time coaching position, I'm here to learn and I'm really looking forward to it," said Jensen who agreed a two-year contract with the League Two side.

Manager Ryan Lowe added: "Brian is someone who knows the club and is very experienced for this role.

"Brian still playing at the age of 42 just shows the type of professional that he is and I'm delighted to have him on my backroom staff."

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