ON-LOAN Bury midfielder Zac Thompson is refusing to look any further ahead than Saturday’s second round FA Cup tie at home to Southend United.

The 19-year-old once again won plaudits from Shakers manager Kevin Blackwell after a fine performance in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with big-spending Bournemouth, when the Gigg Lane men came so close to lifting themselves out of the relegation zone with a win.

Having seen his club-mate and fellow loanee Dominic Poleon pulled back to parent-club Leeds United by Neil Warnock last week, Thompson is determined to take each game as it comes, but he is unfazed by the uncertainty of his short-term future.

“I just look ahead to Saturday,” he said. “Whatever happens, happens. My focus is on playing for Bury and the game at the weekend.

“I am starting to find my feet a bit more and it helps playing every week. I’m really enjoying it. I feel when we’re out there we’re not going to get beat – and that’s the way it should be.

“It shows how far we’ve come when we play a team like Bournemouth who have spent millions, but we’re disappointed we’ve only drawn against them. All the lads are giving 100 per cent in every game and it’s showing. You don’t need big names as long as you’ve got a team that can play.”