ADAM Thompson has told his Bury team-mates they must brush aside any setback during the League Two run-in.

The Shakers had to settle for a draw at home to Crawley last Saturday and Thompson admitted that “for the standards we set ourselves, it was two points dropped”.

But Bury remain in the automatic promotion places so Thompson insists they must put that behind them and remain upbeat.

“Going into the last 15 games, there can’t be any negativity around,” he said. “We’re not going to play well every week and we’re not going to win every week. It’s as simple as that.

“We got a point (against Crawley) and it’s a point in the right direction, another point closer to where we want to get to.

“Whether that’s the top three or the play-offs, we just want to get as many points as we can.

“In 2019 we’re unbeaten so we’ve got to look at it positively. Hopefully we can kick on and it’ll end up being a good point.”

Thompson felt some parts of the pitch were still frozen on Saturday, making it difficult for Bury to play their passing game. They make the short trip to third-bottom Morecambe this Saturday and with heavy rain forecast for Friday, the Shakers may have to adapt to the surface once more.

“It was good in a way, to see how we deal with conditions like that,” added Thompson, an ever-present in the league this season. “Passing teams are known for being good when it’s nice weather. When it comes to winter, do they really fancy it? Can they play in windy conditions, on frozen pitches?

“But I thought we had a real sturdiness to us. It was such a professional performance, up until their goal – which was a bit of a freak goal, I don’t know how it squirmed in.

“We didn’t play our best football but we stayed in the game, and I was happy to see we could deal with those conditions, and we’re not just a team that likes to play on nice pitches.”