Bury have parted company with full-back David Buchanan after the player stalled over contract talks.
Buchanan, 27, progressed through the club's youth system and went on to make 206 appearances for the Shakers.
Boss Alan Knill told the club website: "We have constantly tried to get in touch with David but have heard nothing back.
"We've tried to get in contact with him for a whole month but there has been no communication whatsoever.
"It's ridiculous, it only takes a phone call but we haven't had any so I had to go out and sign a left-back. Joe Skarz is young and ambitious and he asked me if he was going to be playing, he had plenty of other offers. I told him yes, he would be playing."