RYAN Lowe and Joe Murphy have both vowed to bring the feel-good factor back to Bury after signing new deals with the club last week.

Lowe was twice put in charge following the club’s unsuccessful spells under Lee Clark and Chris Lucketti, and is being kept on despite failing to lead the Shakers to League One safety.

The 39-year-old was handed a two-year contract, with former team-mate Steve Schumacher to remain as first-team coach while the club is looking to recruit a new assistant manager.

“You don’t know what this means to me and my family,” said Lowe, 39, who twice helped the Shakers win promotion from League Two as a player.

“This club is my club, and I am going to do what’s needed to bring the good times back to Bury.”

Keeper Murphy is also staying with the Shakers. The 36-year-old was one of three out-of-contract players offered new terms and he signed a one-year deal, along with midfielder Neil Danns, 35.

Bury are waiting for a response from left-back Greg Leigh but already had 17 players under contract for next term before Murphy and Danns extended their stays at Gigg Lane.

“Now I’ve signed the year extension, hopefully I can get the club back to where it belongs,” said former Ireland international Murphy. “I’d like to thank the manager and Schuey, and hopefully we can come back fitter and stronger and be at the right end of the table.”

The club took up their option on young keeper Scott Moloney while scholars Saul Shotton, Dougie Nyaupembe and Wealth da Silva were offered professional terms.

However, the Shakers have released popular long-serving players such as Nathan Cameron, Craig Jones and Andrew Tutte.

Zeli Ismail and fellow winger Chris Humphrey have also been let go as Lowe begins to build his own squad for Bury’s return to League Two.

Chairman Stewart Day added: “Ryan is very passionate about bringing success to the club.

“He has worked hard over the last few months with players that he has inherited and now has the opportunity to recruit players he feels are right for the club to progress.”

Meanwhile, Bury have re-signed popular midfielder Nicky Adams, who has signed for the club for a third time, despite being offered a new contract at Carlisle United.

Beginning his career with Bury, he moved to Leicester in 2008 and rejoined for the 2014/15 season in which they won promotion from League Two.

After a year with Northampton in which he helped the Cobblers win League Two, Bolton-born Adams, aged 31, made more than 50 appearances for Carlisle in a two-year spell.

Injury limited Adams to just 21 appearances last season but he told the club’s official site he is delighted to be back.

“I’m buzzing to be back,” he said. “Everyone knows how much I love being at this club – I’ve got nothing but brilliant memories from being here in the past.

“I’ve got a great affiliation with this club. I just want to come back and help bring the good times again.

“When the opportunity came to come back here, it was a no-brainer. As soon as Lowey phoned me I said ‘Yeah, no problem, let’s get it done’.”