Pilgrims sign speedy pair
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 25-year-old Lowndes joins the Home Park side from Scottish Premier League outfit Livingston and is reunited with boss Paul Sturrock, who bought speedy hitman when he was in charge of St. Johnstone in 1998.
Beresford makes a jump up a division by joining the Devon side from Hull City despite a host of clubs showing interest in the 26-year-old, who is reputed to be one of the fastest players in the league.
Lowndes was a former Leeds United trainee and moved to Watford in 1995 (pictured) before heading for the SPL with the McDiarmid Park side three years later.
He suffered a frustrating spell at Almondvale with injuries and being out-of-favour with Livi boss Jim Leishman and will hope to set Division Two alight with goals for Argyle.
Lowndes also joins former teammates Marino Keith and Graham Coughlan at Home Park, as The Pilgrims get ready for the challenge of a higher division.
Beresford started his career at Oldham Athletic and played in the Premiership with Sheffield Wednesday in the fall of 1993 as a 17-year-old.
He made 74 appearances for The Latics before moving to Huddersfield Town for £350,000 in March 1997.
However, injuries and managerial changes meant Beresford was out-of-favour and he was loaned out to Preston North End and Port Vale before eventually moving to The Tigers after his contract ran out at the McAlpine Stadium.