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Why Bury’s Danny Mayor Pips Jay O’Shea to The PFA Player of Season Award

Danny Mayor and Jay O’Shea can’t keep out of the headlines when it comes to the end of season awards, leading the nominations for the fans player of the season.

Although Tranmere Rovers James Norwood may be tough to beat when it comes to taking home the prize, the midfield duo will both run the eventual winner very close.

Or on the other hand, of course, one of Mayor or O’Shea does take the award home. It would be hard to find a reason why either player shouldn’t take the prize, especially due to their individual presence in Ryan Lowe’s team.

Scoring the most important goal of Bury’s season arguably, the equaliser at Tranmere to secure the Shaker’s promotion, 2018/19 was the year we saw Mayor back at his best.

Whereas O’Shea may have just had the best season of his career, the number 10’s performances were a true reflection of his ability. Known to be shy off the pitch, his real trouble has been the level of consistency shown week in, week out.

Many critics and pundits will say he was the best player of League Two. Not knocking O’Shea of course, his run of goals between October and February came in Bury’s best run of form, particularly the period at the turn of the year when the eventual runners up went on a long unbeaten run stretching to the end of March.

The 30-year-old suddenly found where the net was working with Lowe, maybe he found his true form with former midfielder Steven Schumacher part of the backroom staff.

Part of a midfield duo in front of firstly Neil Danns then Jordan Rossiter, the work of the loanee from Rangers helped both Mayor and O’Shea find even more ways to create chances.

Mayor was suspended for games including Cambridge, Carlisle and Colchester as news of Bury’s financial troubles came to light. On the pitch, he was missed more than ever. Winning one of the three games the creative spark was flickering but certainly lacking in brightness.

O’Shea would have been less of a miss than Mayor. The latter can cover both roles, the former less so. Not because O’Shea isn’t a good player, he is, just less of one than Mayor.

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What Are Plymouth Getting if They Get Their Man Ryan Lowe

Despite the marathon 46 game season done and dusted, Bury just cannot keep themselves out of the headlines.

Following on from Wednesday’s player statement which announced the heroes from promotion would indeed have to find another club in order to be paid, rumours of whether the architect to the Shaker’s success might have to leave the North of England to find paid work.

Having turned his hand to punditry over the past few weeks as part of Sky Sports playoff coverage, the man behind promotion looks more than likely now to replicate his success from this season down south.

The Sun have reported the former striker is heading for the exit door at Gigg Lane. So what exactly will Plymouth be getting if they manage to secure Lowe as a manager?

Goals, Goals, Goals

A league-high of 82 goals were scored during the 2018/19 with leading man Nicky Maynard racking up 20 of them.

Although a fair few were leaked at the other end, 56 the second highest in the top seven behind Newport County, the expansive way of playing earned rave reviews up and down the country.

Articles and reports aplenty were dedicated to Bury and Lowe in particular. Argyle fans will see something rather rare next season at Home Park, football-inspired and complimented than non-other than Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp himself.

Ditching of traditions

Despite the EFL not being known for glamour football, Bury certainly booked the trend for long ball football, seen far too much in the lower leagues for Lowe’s liking anyway.

Four at the back was quickly ditched for a more expansive and innovative 3-5-2, with the utilisation of wing-backs Nicky Adams and Callum McFadzean being a key to Bury’s play.

The question to Lowe’s success down South, should he go, of course, may come down to which players he can bring in to be able to re-create his attacking style of play.

The relationship he has with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard could pave the way for fresh attacking talent down south. Jordan Rossiter arrived from Scotland in January and, was by far the most consistent signing steering his loan side to automatic promotion.

Rangers Are in For a Treat With Bury Midfielder Jordan Rossiter Returning After Successful Loan Spell

Jordan Rossiter has always been a player with great ability. A graduate of the Liverpool academy before joining Rangers a few years back, it was clear Bury had landed a promising star when they took the midfielder on in January.

Boss Ryan Lowe couldn’t contain his excitement when the 21-year old put pen to paper on a short term contract. From his early performances for the Shakers, it became clear why Lowe was so elated to bring Rossiter into the club.

Playing in the base of the midfield in behind Danny Mayor and Jay O’Shea, the work rate shown by Rossiter hasn’t gone unnoticed. His work rate has been at a level that many midfielders in the modern game just don’t have. Bury fans will certainly be sad to see the Englishmen leave.

Watching on in Scotland, Steven Gerrard will be more than impressed with what he will hear from Lowe when the two managerial allies review Rossiter’s progress. Sent down to Bury for more game time, Rossiter has embraced the challenge. His level is probably better than what he was playing in, however. The workaholic wouldn’t be out of his depth at Sunderland or Portsmouth for example.

An early career dominated by injury, the Rangers boss made it clear the Scouser would need to leave Glasgow if he stood any chance of playing in the Rangers first team one day in the future.

In his final game against Port Vale, Bury’s number 11 scored his first goal and Bury’s 104th of the season.

There was nothing bar positives for Rossiter and Bury in their most recent campaign. He was voted man of the match against Port Vale, this is nothing new. A tidy one-two with Mayor went back to Rossiter whose shot from outside the box dipped under the bar.

A great goal from a player who has a wonderful ability. Rangers take back a player on great form this summer. We now watch to see if he plays for them next season.

Bury Midfield Ace Jordan Rossiter Finally Getting Some Minutes In

For a player who has spent the majority of his early career on the injury table, the past few weeks will have been a blessing for Jordan Rossiter.

Signed on loan from Rangers in January, the 21-year-old has immediately become a hit with the fans playing at the base of the midfield, as Bury chase promotion in League Two.

Manager Ryan Lowe was more than delighted to see Rossiter join his side in January, and the former Liverpool academy star hasn’t disappointed in his early showings for the club.

Now finally fit having suffered more than most over the past few years, the rise to form and fitness can’t come at a better time for Rossiter benefiting both the Shakers and his parent club Rangers

Steven Gerrard is certainly not short of midfield talent at his disposal and despite claims the Scottish League lacks in depth quality, the gulf between the two leagues maybe too big a gap for him, for now anyway.

However, after earning a fair few man of the match displays for Bury in less than ten appearances, Lowe will have nothing but praise to give Gerrard, should the former Liverpool captain ask for a mid-term report on Bury’s number eleven.

Having struggled to ever lay his marker down up north for Rangers, the move south of the border will clearly have down the Liverpool lad no harm at all, especially if his long term goal is to become a regular in Gerrard’s side who will challenge Celtic for the Scottish title no doubt over the upcoming seasons.

Rossiter will no doubt have enjoyed a rare midweek off this week and like his fellow colleagues, glancing through the full time results would have been a joy as Bury’s promotion rivals Mansfield and MK Dons both dropped points on the road.

Both teams now have 65 points and with just 9 games to play, wrestling Bury out of the top three looks a tough ask, especially with Bury still unbeaten in the league since Boxing Day.

Lowe’s Wise Moves In January Could Be Key To League One Football Next Season

The unusual yet charming bond between Bury and Rangers struck again on deadline day, as Bury saw off ‘two Scottish Premiership clubs’ to sign midfielder Jordan Rossiter on loan until the end of the season.

Deadline day just wouldn’t feel right without a new player coming through the door and Rossiter decided on a move South of the border to end this current season. Having watched the pulsating 3-3 draw with Lincoln City last Saturday, the Rangers man felt he just couldn’t say no at the possibility of a loan move to Bury.

Rossiter grew up and spent his early playing days in the Liverpool academy. The return to the North West will therefore bring Bury’s newest addition closer to home. Rossiter was no slouch in the Anfield set-up and, has played under Brendan Rodgers whilst he was still part of the club before Jurgen Klopp joined in 2015.

Rossiter’s early career has been plagued with injury mostly but will plan to become a permanent fixture on the pitch for Bury rather than the treatment room. Another midfield option seemed rather necessary this window as Bury head onto the home straight.

The 21-year-old will look to become a permanent fixture in the side but will need to shake off a ‘sick note’ tag, which looks to be the only question mark against this signing. Its been frustrating at times for Rossiter having only made 16 appearances for Rangers since his arrival in 2016.

What certainly isn’t frustrating, however, is Bury’s growing force in the transfer market as Ryan Lowe secured his second Rangers signing of the season. The initial addition was Jamie Barjonas who is now back in Scotland following on from his loan stay at Bury.

Rossiter isn’t the only January arrival to the side however. Scott Wharton has also joined the side from Blackburn Rovers this season, he too is on-loan until the season is out and the same age as Rossiter.

Wharton is back in League Two as quickly as he left it, ¬†having started his season at leaders Lincoln making 16 appearances. Lowe’s willingness to add depth to the squad seems appropriate, especially seen as Bury also have The Checkatrade Trophy to fight for between now and May alongside their league form which, all being well, could lead to promotion.