RYAN Lowe’s Bury promotion winners will go down as one of League Two’s best ever sides according to Nicky Adams.

The midfielder was a key man for the Shakers as he capped his third spell at Gigg Lane with second spot in the fourth tier last season.

The 33-year-old then returned to Northampton and saw his boyhood club ultimately expelled from the Football League as their financial woes worsened.

Adams is bidding for back-to-back promotions from the fourth tier with Keith Curle’s men and a second with the Cobblers having gone back to Sixfields after being part of their 2016 title winners.

The side of four years ago and Lowe’s Bury class of 2019 are teams the former Leicester man is proud to have been part of.

“People ask me who would win a game between those two, it could be seven-all,” said Adams, speaking to Nicky Adams: Up Close and Personal, with Tom Beresford.

“I would have liked to have seen that game, that would have been two unbelievable teams going at it and I’ve been fortunate to be part of both of them.

“What it was with Bury was the way we played, Lowey just said ‘we’re playing total football, we ain’t changing for no-one. We’re going out there and we’re going to absolutely pop it’ and we did from day one.

“Lowey recruited some really good players and we’ll go down in history as one of the best clubs to get promoted from League Two.

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“There were some special players in that team. Leaving Carlisle was difficult but I went back to my boyhood club and to captain them to promotion along with Neil Danns is a memory I’ll never forget.

“It was a special group of lads. I was with Dom Telford the other week and we were talking about it and I used to batter him every day but I love him to bits.

“The dressing room was total laughs. We didn’t get paid for nearly four months and we said, ‘look, we’re a good side, let’s go and make history’ and we did that.”

Adams is now watching on from afar as the town tries to cope without a football club, phoenix club Bury AFC looking to take their place in the North West Counties League next season while Shakers owner Steve Dale claims he has a plan to have the club playing in the National League structure.

“I’m gutted what’s happened with the club,” he said.

“I’m a local lad, I know quite a few of the fans, they’re hurting, there’s no team to watch and it’s not nice. It’s a special, special memory for me though. I’ve got all the photos from last year with my family.”