RYAN Lowe hailed his Bury team’s ‘almost-perfect’ performance as he returned to the touchline to see them thrash Grimsby Town.

And, having served his two-game touchline ban, Lowe says his players’ performances and attitude left him delighted.

Danny Mayor left his sick bed to put in a man-of-the-match performance as the Shakers ran out 4-0 winners.

And Lowe put their second straight League Two victory down to a winning attitude that is now coursing through the squad, an approach that means illness and travel fatigue does not stop them performing.

“Callum Styles has been ill, Danny Mayor has been ill and Dannsy [Neil Danns] has jumped off a plane this morning and texted me to say ‘I’m ready to play’ and that’s the attitude we’ve got,” Lowe said after Mayor’s brace, and goals from Will Aimson and Chris Dagnall gave the Shakers their most emphatic win of the season.

“The thing we’ve got now with the lads is that they’re all wanting to play for each other and for the club, for us as staff and me as a manager.

“It is tough for me, because it gives me a selection headache – we’ve got players in all positions who can fill in and put in a performance when they’re needed so I’m really pleased with them.

“It’s been a tough couple of weeks but we’ve got where we wanted to be today.”

Following his exertions for Guyana, Danns was named as a substitute against the Mariners, and Bury were without Stephen Dawson, Eoghan O’Connell and Dominic Telford while Jermaine Beckford – who underwent knee surgery in December – has yet to feature this season.

But Lowe was happy to put his faith in other members of his squad, and happier still as that faith was rewarded with victory.

And, ahead of their trip to Swindon this Saturday Lowe said his decision may have been overly-cautious, but is reluctant to take any unnecessary risks with his key men.

“Daws went off last Saturday and Dom has a slight strain but I can’t risk Dom Telford for one game when I’ve got Caolan Lavery in the building and Gold Omotayo on the bench, it’s not going to happen,” he added.

“I’d rather lose him for one game than risk him and lose him for six.

“It was cautious from our point of view but Oeghan O’Connell’s the same, and Beckford wasn’t involved today but we know where we are with those.

“If we didn’t have the squad we have it would be different but I’m happy with the performances of all those lads stepping in.”