Ryan Lowe must be the EFL manager who has most improved his reputation since the start of last season.
In 2018-19, he produced arguably the most complete managerial performance of the campaign.
After the Shakers finished bottom the previous year, he first re-built morale, got players fighting, imposed an advanced playing identity, stayed calm and got them into contention, then had the compassion to maintain a united ship, even when the financial issues surfaced, to secure promotion.
Given that Lowe’s work went unpaid for much of the second half of last season, few could blame him for finding his Home Park away from home and taking a job at Plymouth Argyle.
Once again, Lowe has got his ideas across to a group of players who have just been relegated remarkably quickly.
Of course, it helps that he has been able to recruit his former Bury colleagues, including Danny Mayor and Callum MacFadzean.