GEORGE Miller has given Ryan Lowe his seal of approval as the Bury manager bids to stay in charge of the Shakers.

Lowe was set to continue talks with chairman Stewart Day this week after being unable to stop the club suffering relegation from League One.

The pair planned to discuss what Bury can learn from a dismal campaign as they begin preparations for next season, while the future of Lowe and his backroom staff is yet to be confirmed.

After a spell as caretaker boss in November, Lowe was put back in charge when Chris Lucketti was sacked in January.

Miller was Lowe’s first signing, returning on loan from Middlesbrough, and he felt the Shakers owed their boss a positive result at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, when they fought back from 2-0 down to end the season with a 2-2 draw.

“At half time Lowey just said to do it for him,” said the 20-year-old striker.

“The amount he’s done for us, he’s given us everything. He’s given us every opportunity to do well and on some occasions we’ve not repaid him.

“It’s not down to Steve Schumacher, Ryan Kidd and Lowey. I’ve got nothing but good words to say about them. They’re brilliant managers.”

Miller scored the equaliser to end his loan spell with eight goals from 16 starts and finish the season as Bury’s joint-top scorer with Jermaine Beckford.

Miller hasn’t been the only youth product to impress late in the campaign and Adam Thompson feels Saturday’s game demonstrated their potential but also showed how much they want to play for Lowe.

“We got a rollicking at half time and the lads gave a great reaction, especially the young lads,” said the centre-half.

“We’ve shown that fight a couple of times under Lowey. I can’t say what he said at half time but it worked, we battled back and could have won it.

“We had a very young team, against an experienced League One team of men. But those lads stood up. It’s a great learning curve for them.”