Ryan Lowe: Bury boss given stadium ban after anti-doping misconduct

Ryan Lowe
Bury manager Ryan Lowe played his last game for Bury in March

Bury boss Ryan Lowe has been given a two-game stadium ban and fined £1,500 after admitting a Football Association anti-doping misconduct charge.

It relates to an out-of-competition visit by testing officials in February, when he used "abusive, insulting and improper" language and/or behaviour.

Ex-striker Lowe, 39, will miss Bury's matches against Morecambe and Rochdale.

"The only mitigation I can offer is that I am a young manager who is going to make mistakes," he said.

"I would like to apologise for my actions on this occasion because they do not reflect either the person I am nor my respect for the vital work that anti-doping officials do in football."

Lowe has been in charge of the Shakers since January and was in a caretaker player-manager role at the time of the incident.

He was confirmed as manager in May on a two-year contract.