RYAN Lowe says “little Bury” are ready to roll up their sleeves again on Saturday as their quest for survival continues at home to Northampton.

After a spirited performance to hold promotion-chasing Bolton to a goalless draw on Tuesday, the player/coach is confident they can maintain the momentum against the Cobblers.

Bury restored pride to the 1,500 supporters who made the short trip to the Macron, ending a run of three straight defeats.

The Shakers now sit two points above Port Vale, who occupy the final relegation spot, but the Valiants have a game in hand away to Walsall on Tuesday.

It looks almost certain Bury’s fate will go down to the final game of the season at Southend – but three points this weekend would go a long way to securing their safety.

“Tuesday night was a big point for the fans but it’ll be even bigger if we get three points on Saturday,” Lowe said. “They (Bolton) probably look at us and think ‘little Bury’ but we gave them a good game.

“I think you saw a different side to us. We rolled up our sleeves and got stuck in. We did the horrible things and at times played the better football.

“They were route one and lumping it up to the front, but we dealt with it.”

If Bury are to stay in the third tier, Lowe is confident they will be able to enjoy a more successful campaign next year.

“If we can get the points we need and results elsewhere go our way, hopefully next year in this division will be a good one for Bury fans,” Lowe added.

“It’s massive that we stay in this league. We know we have a great squad, a great manager and a great coaching staff, and the chairman has put his money where his mouth is.”