Following Blackburn Rovers’ relegation to League One at the end of the 2016/17 Championship season, a number of players would leave the club for pastures new, as a rebuild began in earnest at Ewood Park.
One of those to leave the club was Jason Lowe, with the versatile club captain departing following the expiry of his contract with Rovers.
Lowe had made just short of 200 appearances in all competitions for Blackburn, and having come through Rovers’ academy, was now searching for a new permanent club for the first time in his senior career.
He would eventually find one in August 2017, when he returned to the Championship, joining Birmingham on a one-year deal.
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But after making just a handful of appearances for the Blues, Lowe would leave St Andrew’s in the summer of 2018 after just one season with the club, as Birmingham elected not to renew his contract.
That would see Lowe return to the north west, as he joined Bolton on a two-year deal, that would prove to be quite an experience.
During his two seasons with the club, Lowe endured back to back relegations from the Championship to League Two, amid a raft of off-field issues that dogged the club.
In total, Lowe would make 71 appearances in all competitions for the Trotters, who he also captained on several occasions.
However, he again found himself looking for a new club, after being released by Bolton when his contract expired in the summer of 2020, in the wake of the club’s relegation from League One.
Despite leaving Bolton, Lowe would still make the move into League Two that summer, as he joined Salford City on a three-year deal.
Since then, Lowe has gone on to 60 appearances in all competitions for the club since joining at the start of last season.
Although his lack of goals, which has been a theme of his career, has continued at Salford, Lowe did come up with one very big contribution from the penalty spot, netting the winning penalty in the shootout victory over Portsmouth at Wembley to win the rearranged 2020 EFL Trophy final for The Ammies.
With an ambitious Salford side no doubt targeting promotion up the Football League in the years to come, Lowe will be hoping that his experience further up the pyramid, can help the club to do that.