Striker rejects Shakers offer and will move on at the end of the season
Joint Statement from Chairman Stewart Day & Manager David Flitcroft
As a Club we want to thank the service that Ryan has offered the Club during both periods’ he has served us as a player.
At all times he has worn the Bury shirt with great pride and represented the badge and his family with distinction.
Moving forward we want to wish Ryan all the very best and as such we want to make his last game one to remember. He will wear the Captain’s armband and lead the team out at Gigg Lane for his last game.
As a Club we wanted Ryan to stay, but we know he wanted a longer-term deal that we could not offer and as such offered him the best deal we could as a business.
Ryan felt there was a better opportunity out there and we must respect his decision.
We wish him well and he will always be a BURY LEGEND and he knows he will always be welcomed back with great affection.
Now come along on Sunday and make it a RYAN LOWE day.
Comment from Ryan Lowe
I would like to inform you, that with huge regret, I will be leaving the Football Club that I love, at the end of the current season.
I have thought long and hard about this decision, and I can honestly tell you it hasn’t been an easy decision to make. To the friends I have made in the Club and the fans that have shown me personally so much love and support over the years - I cannot, and will never be able to, thank you enough.
I would like to thank the Chairman and Manager for bringing me back to the Club and the opportunity to help the Club gain a promotion from League Two and achieve a healthy League One position.
It has been explained to me and I do understand the Club’s decision and reasons for offering me an appearance incentivised contract, however I have a real ambition to play as many games as I can and for as long as I possibly can. With this in mind I have made the tough choice to leave this great football Club as I have received a very good offer from another Club that gives me that opportunity.
Two promotions, the 68 goals, the celebrations and the song you sing for me every single game... There are so many memories that my family and I will cherish from Bury Football Club. Unfortunately, Sunday’s game with Southend United will be my last in a Bury shirt.
My Family and I would personally love to see as many of you as possible at the game so that I can say a big thank you to you all for the continued love and support that I have received throughout my career as a Bury player. I have always cherished every goal I have scored and scoring my 200th career goal whilst in a Bury shirt, that memory will stay with me forever.
I hope that I will be welcomed back in the future to Gigg Lane as well as I was on my return for my second spell with this great football club.