BURY captain Neil Danns admits the Shakers owe manager Ryan Lowe when they host Lancashire rivals Morecambe on Saturday.

Despite a poor first-half performance at Crawley last weekend, Bury came from behind to lead 2-1 with 12 minutes left.

But the hosts scored two in the last nine minutes to win 3-2 and keep the Shakers winless since the opening day of the season.

The team discussed the late turnaround after the game and Danns revealed they accept they are at fault – not Lowe or any of his backroom team.

“The lads were gutted,” he said. “If anything, we’re more gutted for the gaffer because he’s got us playing in a way where we’ve dominated against most teams so far.

“Then it’s the little things that are costing us, like switching off focus in the latter part of the game.

“After speaking to the players, we’re all in agreement that that’s down to us.

“It’s not the gaffer, it’s not the coaching staff – they’re doing everything right. We’re playing in the right way, we’re creating chances, it’s just those stupid mistakes that keep costing us. We have to take responsibility for them but we’re all behind the gaffer.”

Bury have four points from five league games, one more than Morecambe after their 2-0 home defeat by Oldham last weekend.

The Shakers then visit Rochdale on Tuesday for this season’s first Checkatrade Trophy group game, and they will be eager to avoid a repeat of last year’s 4-0 defeat by Dale at the same stage.

Defender Will Aimson is available again after serving a one-game ban at Crawley, where a tight groin saw winger Danny Mayor start on the bench.

Assistant manager Rob Kelly described Mayor’s condition as an ‘ongoing problem which needs to be managed’, adding that Bury must tighten up defensively.

“Crawley’s three goals were too easy for them,” he said. “That’s something we need to look at closely and to eradicate – now.

“The last 12 months has been a difficult period for a lot of people at the club and we’re trying to stop that.

“We’ve got a lot of experience out there and we’ve got to bring that to bear really.

“When we get our noses in front, we’ve got to see games out better.”