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Bury striker Ryan Lowe keen to extend contract

Ryan Lowe
Lowe has scored 46 goals in 93 appearances at Bury

Bury striker Ryan Lowe has revealed that he has begun preliminary talks about extending his existing contract.

The 32-year-old Liverpudlian, who hit 28 goals to help the Shakers win promotion to League One, was voted League Two's player of the year.

"I've got two years left at Bury," Lowe told BBC Radio Manchester. "I'm in the process of speaking regarding a new contract to extend my stay.

"I feel as if I should be rewarded for what I've done last season," he added.

"That's not being greedy in any sense. It's just the fact that I played a big part in getting Bury into League One and I feel I need rewarding for it."

Lowe's haul of 27 league goals played a major part in the Shakers finishing second in League Two, including a new club record for scoring in nine consecutive games.

And he has already proved a target for his former Bury boss Alan Knill, who left for Scunthorpe in March, but now also finds himself in League One.

"I've sat down with the chairman and the directors and they're more than happy to sit down and speak to me," continued Lowe.

"In the next few weeks hopefully you'll be hearing that I've signed a new contract.

"But, if clubs come in for me and offers come in that the club can't refuse, then that is out of my hands.

"I've got a contract at Bury, I love it here and if anything changes it won't be down to me."

Bury will play in the third tier of English football next year for the first time since the 2001/02 season.

And Lowe is confident that they can have similar success to local rivals Rochdale, who finished ninth after winning promotion.

"They just missed out on the play-offs but I think we had a better team of individuals than Rochdale last season, when we played them in our league," Lowe said.

"If we can match anything like Rochdale have done this season then then I'm sure it will be an exceptional season.

"But our main status will be to win as many games as we can and see where it takes us."

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