RYAN Lowe will serve the second of his two-match ban at Rochdale tomorrow night following his reaction to anti-doping officials attending a training session in February.

The Bury boss was not allowed to attend Saturday's win at home to Morecambe, or have any contact with his coaching staff during the game, which his side won 3-2.

The ban, imposed by the FA, means Lowe will also miss the Checkatrade Trophy game at Spotland, with assistant manager Rob Kelly once again taking the reins.

After admitting the anti-doping misconduct charge, Lowe was given the two-game ban and fined £1,500. The news was announced on the club's website shortly before the game against Morecambe.

The written reasons for the suspension include an aggressive and abusive reaction to anti-doping officials when they attended the Shakers' Carrington training base on February 9.

Lowe, who had only just taken over as player-manager at the time of the incident, said he was under immense pressure trying to steer the club away from relegation.

"The only mitigation I can offer is that I am a young manager who is going to make mistakes," he said.

"I would like to apologise for my actions on this occasion because they do not reflect either the person I am nor my respect for the vital work that anti-doping officials do in football."