RYAN Lowe feels Bury must win at MK Dons on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of League One survival.

The Shakers had hoped for a maximum haul from two home games over the last week but let a winning position slip to draw against relegation rivals Oldham on Saturday. They then lost a point while going for all three on Tuesday night, as Peterborough snatched a stoppage-time winner.

That kept Lowe’s men nine points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table, when they might well have been five points better off.

They now have 10 games left and this Saturday they visit MK Dons, who halted a 10-game winless run by beating fourth-placed Rotherham 3-2 on Tuesday night.

That saw the Dons climb above Rochdale to third-bottom and Lowe admits the Shakers now have to beat their relegation rivals to have a chance of staying up.

“There are 30 points to play for,” said the Bury boss. “We’ve still got to play MK Dons, Northampton and Rochdale, so you’ve got to pick up wins against them.

“They’re the teams that are near the bottom with us and we’ll go into every game trying to win.

“It’s nice that we’ve got those teams around us to play because if you take points off them it’ll stand us in good stead. People have written us off before but we’ve come back and got a bit of life back in us.

“It’s about how we react to it now.

“But our sole focus is on MK Dons. They got a good result on Tuesday night.

“It’s a big pitch with plenty of grass on it so it should suit us. I’m looking forward to going there.”

Nathan Cameron may return after being rested in midweek while Zeli Ismail remains doubtful with a groin injury he suffered against Oldham.