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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. #PAFC #WeAreArgyle #BuryFC #UTS

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.

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