LIAM MacDevitt says Bury AFC will continue to fight on all fronts and insists every competition is important.

AFC are flying high in NWCL First Division North and are through to the first round of the FA Vase – so the Manchester Premier Cup could be considered less significant.

But MacDevitt, a goalscorer in Tuesday night’s 4-1 first round win against Maine Road, is having none of it.

“It’s all about momentum,” said the 26-year-old who scored his second goal of the season.

“Whatever the competition, it is all about winning and having that winning mentality and that is what we have got at the club.”

AFC were made to work hard for the victory but their class told in the end, turning around a 1-0 half-time deficit to score four times after the break through Abimbola Obasoto, two for Tom Greaves and MacDevitt.

Attentions now return to the league and AFC – one of three teams on 24 points at the top of the table – make the trip to East Lancashire to take on AFC Darwen.

“It will be tough because everyone raises their game against us,” he said. “We always have a big following and probably help those teams get their biggest home gate of the season. Players like to play in front of big crowds so that is often the reason but it works to our advantage because our fans’ support and push us all the way. That is the reason we have scored so many late winners.”

MacDevitt admitted he would love to get more starts but says the AFC squad are all in it together this campaign.

“I’m up there with assists and I have got a couple of goals but I know I could improve on that if I was playing more or starting,” he said.

“But it is a long season and we are fighting on all fronts so as a squad of players we all know we will be needed to step in at some point.”