Bury ended a nightmare season with a poor performance in a 3-2 home loss to second bottom team, Northampton. With relegation confirmed, attention turns to next season and the players needed to gain promotion from the bottom tier. With many players set to leave, and many new faces expected at Gigg Lane, who will be the players current manager Ryan Lowe will look to hold on to.
Danny Mayor- The Leyland born wide man has suffered with injury’s over the past few seasons, spending almost a full year out of the game with various setbacks. The winger is back fully fit now, and after scoring his first goal of the season last week against Northampton, will be hoping to regain his best form. The last time Mayor played in League Two he won the player of the year award, and was a big part in Bury’s subsequent promotion that year. If Bury have any hopes of bouncing straight back up, keeping Mayor will be vital.
Neil Danns- Few players in recent years have gone from zero to hero as quick as Neil Danns has at Bury. His first season at the club ended with him being loaned to Blackpool after a run of poor performances turned the crowd against him. Ahead of this season he was not given a shirt number and many expected Danns to depart. Danns made a few appearances in the first half of the campaign, but broke into the side fully in January and his performances have been one of the only bright sparks in a terrible season. Named captain and weighing in with four goals from centre midfield, Danns would be a great leader in League Two.
Jermaine Beckford- However unlikely it may seem, Beckford would be an unbelievable player in League Two. His Bury career started off brilliantly with eight goals in sixteen appearances, before injury ruled him out for the season and dealt Bury a major blow. Many fans will feel he owes the club after he arrived with massive fanfare, but failed to deliver, and scoring the goals to aid a promotion push would ensure Beckford would enjoy legendary status at Gigg Lane. Never previously playing in League Two, Beckford would comfortably be able to score at that level, and taking Bury to the title would be a great way to breath fresh life into the twilight years of his career.
Bury fans do you agree your club need to hold onto Beckford, Danns and Mayor this summer? Let us know in the comments section…