Proven Performers

RYAN Lowe believes he has added two gems to his side following the signings of Danny Mayor and Will Aimson.

The duo have both followed the Argyle manager to Home Park, after helping Bury to promotion from Sky Bet League Two last season, and that familiarity naturally inspires confidence that Ryan has done some excellent business.

“For me, Danny is the best player in the league on his day,” said Ryan. “He’s phenomenal and proved that every time he played.

“Will is a big gentle giant, if you like; he is a great centre-back with great attributes: pace, strength, power, defending abilities.

“We know what they are about. What I will say is that Will and Danny are good lads, and they are good friends.”

Ryan managed both players at Gigg Lane last season and he believes that Will, who contributed to ten clean sheets with the Shakers last season, has potential to go higher.

“For me, Will can play in the Championship,” he said. “He’s still at that age where, in the next three of four years, I’d like to see him there, whether it’s with Argyle or someone else.

“He’s got a good pedigree; he’s a real leader; and he’s one that can play football as well. He plays the way that we like to play. When these players become available, you can’t turn away from them because they’re that good.”

While Ryan is sympathetic to supporters who may still be feeling the pain of losing a host of players from our Sky Bet League One campaign, he has urged them to look toward a positive future.

He said: “These fans are not stupid; they know what good players are when they see them. Losing [Graham] Carey and [Ruben] Lameiras – don’t look back, look forward because you have got one of the best in Danny Mayor.

“They were good players in their own right and have served the football club well, but we have to move on.

“Players come and go – it happens – we are no different. We have a special team to build and I’m looking forward exciting these fans.”