Boss Jamie Milligan has challenged new signing Richie Allen to be a leader in the Bamber Bridge dressing room.

The former Fleetwood Town, AFC Fylde and Salford City player has been a top striker during his non-league career.

However he also comes with baggage, but Milligan believes now that Allen has reached the ripe old age of 37, he can impart the benefit of his experience on the rest of the squad.

It is not the first time Allen has worn the colours of Brig – he enjoyed a stint at the club under Tony Greenwood around 2010. And Milligan – having played with him in the past and also through his experience of owning a coaching business for many years – believes he knows what makes him tick.

“Richie’s been great wherever he has been,” said Milligan. “Whether that’s AFC Fylde, Fleetwood, Salford.

“I have dealt with loads of players like Richie over the years.”

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