New Plymouth Argyle boss Ryan Lowe has refused to rule out a move for some of his former Bury stars, as reported by the Plymouth Live.
Lowe swapped the League One Shakers for relegated Argyle, but is ambitious and hoping to attract some of his players down to the south-west with him.
That’s left Lowe on high alert, knowing the promoted Shakers squad as closely as he does. He refused to be drawn out of respect to his former employers but admits there are players there who can serve notice to leave.
“It’s tough at the moment. I have got to respect the football club massively. I have got a good relationship with the people at the ground, and the fans certainly,” he confirmed.
“But I have also got a good relationship with all the players. If they become available then maybe. If they don’t become available then fine. There are plenty of other players out there.
“I don’t know which players are going to become available and which are not. There are a lot of players that can serve notice to move on because of the circumstances.
“If they become available and I’m not standing on anyone’s toes, then why wouldn’t I? But, at this moment in time, I have got to respect the situation at Bury Football Club and I will do that massively.”
Plymouth have been rocked by the departure of Graham Carey this week, with Danny Mayor seeming to be a natural replacement, but Lowe admitted that Mayor was ‘different’ to the others.
“Danny Mayor is out of contract so he’s different,” he said.
“In all honesty, he’s a League One/Championship player. I would love to have Danny Mayor, no problem. I would fly him down, but you have got to be realistic as well.”
I don’t think Danny Mayor is an unrealistic prospect for Plymouth. He knows Lowe, he fits perfectly into his style of play and he would be challenging for a trophy once again next season.
It’s obvious Lowe will want some of his former charges; they did well for him and showed a great team spirit through some challenging times. If they’re happy dropping back into League Two, I wouldn’t be surprised to see three or four of his former players join him at Home Park.