RYAN Lowe is on the hunt for perfection and despite seeing his Bury side thump Notts County 4-0 at Gigg Lane, the Shakers boss still believes his team can find another level.

The Shakers moved into the League Two play-offs with a convincing victory as Nicky Maynard, Dominic Telford, Jay O’Shea and Nick Adams all scored at Gigg Lane.

Lowe’s side have picked up nine points in their last five matches but the Bury boss is adamant his team has more to give.

"That really was a ruthless performance from the lads,” said Lowe. "That was exactly what I asked for beforehand so I'm really pleased for everyone.

"We can be ruthless like that when we're in the mood, but the players do need to keep a level head.

"The delivery from the flanks was great, but it was only 90 per cent and I still want that extra 10 per cent.

"I'm more than happy for everyone, though. We got exactly what we deserved, but at the end of it all it's still only another three points. That's what it's all about.

"The ball retention was terrific, but so it should be. We've got good players here and they are capable of playing great football.

"As I said, though, it's just another three points and we move on to the Newport game on Tuesday and try and do it all again."

Bury dominated from the outside as striker Telford saw a firm shot blocked after he had latched on to a smart cross from Callum McFadzean.

The Shakers struck after just 11 minutes. Maynard slid in to convert McFadzean's left-wing cross as the ex-Bristol City, West Ham and Cardiff hit-man registered his fourth goal in three games.

Eight minutes later it was 2-0 to the rampant Shakers.

This time a low cross from Mayor wasn't cleared by a static Magpies defence, and the ball trickled into the path of Telford, who tapped home from three yards.

Maynard created the first chance of the second period, though he disappointed when firing straight at 'keeper Ross Fitzsimons from eight yards.

At the other end, Evina let fly from 25 yards, but his effort curled harmlessly wide as the Magpies continued to struggle.

It was 3-0 in the 65th minute when O'Shea netted from the penalty spot after Matt Tootle had clumsily felled the advancing Telford in the box.

Maynard almost netted again in the closing stages when his goal-bound shot was inadvertently diverted off target by Shakers sub Chris Dagnall.

Adams' brilliant curling strike in the 88th minute capped a memorable afternoon for the Shakers.

The result was set against a backdrop of emotional scenes at Gigg Lane with Shakers legend Lenny Johnrose - who is now suffering from the muscle-wasting Motor Neurone disease - leading out both teams accompanied by his two children.

"Lenny came into the office before the game and it was lovely to see him,” Lowe said.

"I hoped he enjoyed the performance. We got the three points for Lenny so fair play to him for coming."