Ryan Lowe will return to Gigg Lane on Saturday looking to disappoint the Bury fans who once worshiped him.
The striker spent two years at Bury and broke a 53-year club record of scoring in nine consecutive games as he played a starring role in their promotion from League 2 in 2011.
Adored by the Shakers’ supporters, Lowe admits it is tough to see Bury struggling at the wrong end of the table with only three points to their name, but with his loyalties now with the Dons the
Liverpudlian will looking to take a win back to Milton Keynes.
“It’s going to be emotional as well because they’re struggling at the bottom of the League but I’m a professional, I have to go about my job the right way and hopefully they can dig themselves out of it, starting from next week.
“I’ve got plenty of fond memories from my time at Bury; it was only a couple of years ago that I was scoring goals left, right and centre for them. I built up a good relationship with the players, the captain is one of my best mates, the directors, the chairman; it was a family club and it’s a place that will stay in my heart forever.”
Bury have been without a manager since Richie Barker left on the eve of the new campaign to take charge of Crawley Town. Since then caretaker boss Peter Shirtliff has seen the Shakers pick up three draws and the Greater Manchester side are expected to name their new boss next week.
Meanwhile, the Dons’ trip to Gigg Lane presents Karl Robinson’s side with the opportunity to record their first away win in the League this season. The Dons boast an unbeaten home record but on their travels they have managed only one draw – something Lowe expects to change sooner rather than later.
“We’re in a good position, it probably could have been better with the number of wins we could have got but that’s football for you.
“We go into every game wanting to win it, there’s no doubt about it but we’ll have to be at our best because Bury have got some good players – I know they’re rooted to the bottom of the League but a friend of mine players for Tranmere and he said Bury dominated their game. “