ANDY Welsh once again underlined the importance of togetherness at Bury AFC and insists everyone has a vital part to play.

Liam MacDevitt and Tom Greaves came off the bench to grab the goals to seal a 2-0 win at Daisy Hill on Monday and send AFC back to the top of NWCL First Division North.

Ahead of only their second home Saturday game of the season against Ilkley, Welsh praised the impact of his substitutes.

“I said from the start of the season, it ain’t about the players we put out in the starting 11,” he told the club's YouTube channel. “Liam comes on and scores a goal out of nothing. Liam does what he is capable of doing when we get him on the field and the same with Greavsie.

“We expect players now to be playing a role whether they are starting, whether they are on the bench, whether they have been left out of the squad or the injured players turning up supporting the lads like they did.

“We need that togetherness and I am seeing it in huge, huge amounts.”

Welsh wants fans to turn out in force to see his side play at home for the first time since August.

“Excited, we have got a Saturday game,” he said. “January 7 and it will only be our second competitive home fixture on a Saturday and sometimes that is a big, big part for players.

“So I am more than excited for this game and I think everyone should be as well and it would be great to get a really big turnout.”

Work commitments have meant Macdevitt has missed training and subsequenlty limited his game time.

But Welsh is hoping the attacker will be available for the second half of the season.

“Liam knows my thoughts, we have little heart to hearts and he knows that if we get him at training and he is doing his work away from training he has got a chance of going on a really good run with us.

“He knows what we want from him and what we want to achieve as a club and him individually and this could be him kick staring his way in to 2022.”

Greaves’ goal at Daisy Hill was Bury AFC 100th competitive goal since Greg Daniels’ penalty against West Didsbury and Chorlton on the opening day of last season.

Welsh said it was fitting the milestone fell to the club’s leading scorer.

“If you want it to fall to anyone, in those situations he is so composed,” said Welsh.

“I know he is disappointed when he is not starting sometimes but his value when he comes on or whether he starts games, they are both really high.

“And again, we go back to it, there are that many injuries, suspensions, illnesses at the minute, we need everyone to accept the roles which I feel that he is doing.

“And to do what he did is fitting in that he got the 100th goal.”