LIAM MacDevitt admitted the hurt felt in the dressing room after defeat to AFC Blackpool last time out is something he or his Bury AFC teammates don’t want to experience again this season.

The attacker revealed AFC had their sights set on going through the entire NWCL First Division North campaign undefeated - hopes that unravelled at the Mechanics Ground a fortnight ago.

“We were sat in the changing room and we could hear them celebrating and playing their music and it hurt,” said MacDevitt after the 2-0 defeat. “It’s not something we want to experience again. We were determined to try and go through the whole season undefeated and we were counting down the games but it wasn’t to be.”

MacDevitt said the squad have been left frustrated as they have had to wait in their attempt to get back to winning ways after last weekend’s clash with AFC Darwen was postponed.

But ahead of Saturday’s home fixture with play-off chasing Pilkington, he is looking forward to the season run-in as they sit 10 points clear with seven games to go.

“We won’t feel sorry for ourselves because of that defeat, we were more annoyed that anything,” he said. “It’s frustrating that we have had to wait a little longer to get going again but we are in a great position.

“We know all the games are going to be hard from here on in and everyone will be out to spoil the party. But it is nice to have that little bit of pressure and we are all excited about the rest of the season.”