Manager Ryan Lowe has been issued a stadium ban for two matches and fined £1,500 after admitting an FA misconduct charge for an historic incident with the anti-doping officials. As a result of this, Ryan will not be in the dugout at today's game or against Rochdale on Tuesday.
Ryan wanted to issue the following statement on the back of the charge: “Firstly, I would like to apologise for my actions on this occasion because they do not reflect either the person I am nor my respect for the vital work that anti-doping officials do in football.
“By acting in an out of character fashion I have let myself down, and the only mitigation I can offer is that I am a young manager who is going to make mistakes. This does not justify my behaviour, but it does underline my willingness to learn from what happened and improve as a result.
“As part of that process, I have accepted the punishment that has been imposed which means I will not be present at our next two fixtures. Again, I recognise this is not ideal for anyone at Bury Football Club and particularly the players, officials, and supporters.
“But it is important to stress that the collective endeavour that goes into preparing the team for games is so extensive that I am able to place total faith in them putting those plans into place. Whatever the results, I will take full responsibility as manager just as I have taken full responsibility for this situation. Please get behind the players today.”