Bury FC are delighted to confirm the first summer signing, 25-year-old forward Benito Lowe, who has signed a contract ahead of the 2023/24 season.
Lowe joins the club with a wealth of experience in the local non-league pyramid, having played 34 games for Wythenshawe Town last season, scoring 22 goals.
Football runs in the family, with his late dad Gary managing Curzon Ashton to the FA Cup first round & Hyde United to the National League North.
In his youth, Benito spent time at Sheffield United and was also attracting attention from fellow league clubs, Portsmouth & Fleetwood.
Before his time at Wythenshawe Town, most of his non-league career had been spent at New Mills he made 76 appearances over four seasons, before joining Curzon Ashton in 2022.
Lowe made six appearances for the Nash at the start of the 2022/23 season before joining Wythenshawe Town.
He’s also registered appearances for Abbey Hey, Ashton United & Skelmersdale.
Benito Lowe pictured with his mum at Gigg Lane following his signing.
Benito spoke of how Gigg Lane was a massive attraction to him joining the club.
“It was a no-brainer for me really, and I solidified my decision when I turned up [at Gigg Lane] with my mum, and looked out onto the pitch.
“Everyone knows, we shouldn’t be where we’re playing, and we’ve got ambitions this year to win the league and hopefully it’s a stepping stone for all of us.”
“Everything about the place, I can’t wait to get going now.”
Manager, Andy Welsh commented on his first summer signing.
“Benito has had a fantastic year at Wythenshawe, he’s someone that came on the radar when he was at New Mills in the previous season.
Andy Welsh (left) shaking hands with new signing Benito Lowe (right)
“It’s his overall game, he knows he’s coming here to learn more about his game. He could be a really good addition and someone that the fans should get excited about.”
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