Rooney Signs For Bury
Don’t look at me like that - it’s true! League Two side Bury have signed Rooney!
July 10th, 2013
Oh, alright. You were never gonna fall for it. Wayne’s younger brother John has joined the Shakers after completing a successful pre-season trial. Much like the other Gretsky brothers who tried their hand at ice hockey, John Rooney is discovering that aspiring sportsmen can’t catch a break if they aren’t the one called Wayne.
Having ended his term at first senior club, Macclesfield, in 2010, Rooney soon found himself a member of the New York Red Bulls after something called a ‘Draft’ which, if we’re correct, is the long, drawn-out American equivalent of standing in a row with your mates and hoping you’re not left with the fat kid to get picked last.
After spending less than two years in the States as a player at the Red Bulls and Orlando City, Rooney followed up that glitz and glamour with a contract at Barnsley – and not a single appearance.
This hasn’t put Bury boss Kevin Blackwell off signing the 22-year old striker though, and with a playing squad of eight by the time new owners took over the cash-strapped club in May, he’s moved quickly to bring in Rooney plus seven more players ahead of the new League Two season.
The takeover meant that a threatened winding-up order by HMRC has been written off, while a transfer embargo imposed by the Football League was also lifted.
Bury kicks off the new season at home to Chesterfield on 3rd August.