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Lowe linked with a trip back to bury for Maynard, what would he add to Plymouth Argyle?

There are whispers of a move for Bury’s Nicky Maynard following his ex-manager Ryan Lowe to Plymouth. 

As fans know by now, Ryan Lowe left Bury after their financial struggles and joined Plymouth. He’s now out on recruitment duty as he builds his new team. Now he could be trying to close a deal for his ex-player, Nicky Maynard.

The 32-year-old has been around but found himself at Bury last summer, and now he could be the answer to Plymouth’s forward line up after Freddie Ladapo may be moving on.

So, if the move does go ahead, what can the 32 year old bring to Plymouth?

Manager Relationship

As I’ve said, Ryan Lowe is clearly looking at players that have already served him well, and this could be a good tactic when it comes to the rest of the Plymouth team. He will hopefully drive the players to believe in the manager and when other teammates see the quality of Maynard, they’ll want to be able to deliver.

At Bury, he helped with the promotion after scoring 22 times in 41 appearances in league two. He’s gone on to live up to that reputation and if he has a change in clubs, I can only see that total getting higher, especially under management that is a familiar face.


Let’s look at his past record. He left Crewe’s academy team for Bristol in 2008 after scoring 35 goals in 67 games. Nicky joined West Ham and managed 4 goals in 17 appearances before joining Cardiff.

Unfortunately, he suffered an injury resulting in him only making 26 appearances in the three years he was there. The summer of 2015 came around and he went on to play for MK Dons, Aberdeen and then Bury.

It looks as though most Bury players are moving on to other clubs with the off-field problems continuing. I hope if the transfer goes ahead, Maynard can have a promising season. 

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