Bell joined the Dabbers in May 2015 from Kidsgrove Athletic having started his career out at Mansfield Town before being released. He subsequently signed for Leek Town in 2012 and became a key figure for them, featuring in their play off push during the 2013/14 season. He moved to Kidsgrove in January of 2015 and spent the second half of the 2014/15 season with them.
He joined the Dabbers for the start of the 2015/16 season by former manager Phil Parkinson and had a great first season with the club, putting in consistent performances and notching 12 goals in all competitions, with 11 of them coming in the league.
He once again was a regular in the 2016/17 campaign, putting in a number of strong performances in midfield. He opened his account for the season with a goal at home to Hednesford Town and scored eight goals in total across 51 appearances. He also made his 100th appearance for the club.
The 2017-18 saw the midfielder have his best in front of goal with 11 goals and he also registered his 150th appearance for the club.
The following campaign, while Bell only registered one league goal, that one was a stunning free-kick against Scarborough Athletic, but was instrumental in the club reaching the play-offs. He also netted in the Cheshire Senior Cup final as the Dabbers lifted their second consecutive trophy.
Matt departed the club early in the 2019-20 season to join Leek Town, where he starred for 2 years before returning to the club in December 2021, making his second debut and 200th overall appearance for the club in a 3-2 win over Altrincham in the Cheshire Senior Cup, and made his second full debut the same month against Lancaster City.
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