Bury boss Alan Knill paid tribute to Ryan Lowe following the comfortable 3-0 victory over Accrington.
Lowe grabbed a first-half brace before Nicky Ajose sealed the win for the Shakers.
"Ryan Lowe was fantastic," said Knill. "He scored two and could have had four. He's a top player, a top professional and a top leader, and he's playing as well as I've seen him play."
He added: He's done fantastic here and we're delighted we've re-signed him.''
Accrington boss John Coleman admitted that his team were second best for a large majority of the match.
He said: "They wanted it more than us and we were poor.
"We work all week on a passing game then someone decides that we're going to go long. It didn't make sense, but it could have been different if Sean (McConville) had taken that chance at the start.
"Goals change games and we missed a sitter after five minutes from a mistake by them then they score after a mistake by us.
"The other two goals were from our mistakes too so they haven't had to do much to win the game but they were better than us.
"Once we were down to nine it was damage limitation. We weren't happy with the red cards but I shouldn't talk about the referee because it was 3-0 before he played a part."
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