Date of birth
Iconic Shakers striker Ryan Lowe put pen to paper on a deal that saw him return to Gigg Lane, in January 2016, for a third spell at Gigg Lane, this time as player coach. Ryan re-joined the club after leaving Crewe Alexandra, who he joined after leaving Bury at the end of the 2015-16 season.
After playing at non-league level for Burscough, Ryan Lowe joined Shrewsbury Town for the 2000-01 season and spent five seasons at Gay Meadow, including a relegation to the Conference, before he joined Chester City for the first time. After only 12 months at the Deva Stadium he found himself at Crewe Alexandra where he enjoyed two good seasons before joining Stockport County on loan.
Ryan returned to the Deva Stadium in time for the 2008-09 season and signed a two-year deal. His first season back in Chester brought relegation from the Football League though, and despite finishing the campaign as top scorer and their “Player of the Season” award, Lowe left Chester by mutual agreement.
Soon after his love affair with the Shakers started and he joined a new look Bury under the guidance of Alan Knill. Goals soon started to arrive freely and Lowe enjoyed his most successful stint with the Shakers with 52 goals from 100 games. Promotion soon followed as the Shakers finished Runners-up behind Chesterfield, with Lowe scoring the goal that won promotion for Bury, ironically, at Chesterfield
During the campaign, Ryan also broke a club record that had stood for 53 years by scoring in nine consecutive games. His success at Bury brought a move to Sheffield Wednesday, but he was on the move again after 12 months joining MK Dons before Tranmere Rovers secured his services. Ryan returned to Gigg Lane, for the second time, in July 2014 signing a two-year deal and, once again, gained another promotion medal with the Shakers.
Ryan left the Shakers, at the end of the 2015-16 season, having notched another 60 appearances for the club but it was during this period that he achieved a personal aim in scoring his 200th career goal. In total, Ryan has made 687 appearances, scoring 211 goals – 160 appearances and 70 goals whilst wearing a Shakers shirt. Ryan will spend the new season settling into his new role of Player Development Coach, whilst still retaining his registration as a player. Ryan accomplished a career milestone in the opening game of the 2017/18 season with a final two minutes from the bench cameo performance, which was later confirmed as his 700th career appearance.