In recent weeks at Bury it’s been three wise men whose names all start with the same letter, that have hit the performance heights so far this campaign – Maynard, Mayor and McFadzean.
The above trio are part of the reason Bury are going along steadily in League Two. Yet there is no reason why an injection of a smart Captains touch, can help take Bury all the way to the top.
Bury’s Captain Neil Danns showed his quality last weekend as the Shakers romped to victory at Macclesfield. Scoring two goals along the way, Bury closed the gap on Stevenage in the race for the playoffs.
It seems a shame Danns is now 35, an age considered more mature on the football age chart. Yet the midfielder continues to feature strongly in manager Lowe’s plans.
His contributions at the Moss Rose last weekend were his first goals of the season, however, there is only so long a time before Danns can add his name to the scoresheet.
Four of his five goals last season came from the end of February onwards. In a team that struggled to put the ball in the net in 2017/18, his goals don’t look too shabby.
Saturday’s thumping win in Cheshire was further signs that when Bury are on their game, they are a huge threat to all in League Two.
It was the third time this season Bury have scored four goals in a game. A testament to the open, attacking football Lowe has brought to the table this season.
There is a growing belief in the stands that Bury’s promotion challenge this season will not fall away at the waist-side. With Danns joining the in-form Mayor, Maynard and Mcfadzean, there is every chance that promotion belief can turn into reality, sooner or later anyway.