ANDY Welsh wants his Bury AFC side to rediscovery their fighting spirit as they look to get back to winning ways.

AFC have gone three games without a victory in the league for the first time this season as late goals denied them all three points against Chadderton on Saturday and AFC Darwen on Tuesday night.

It has been a frustrating four weeks for Welsh who has seen three successive league and cup games all postponed since losing their unbeaten record at AFC Blackpool last month before dropping points in their last two outings.

AFC are without a fixture on Saturday so Welsh will use the free weekend to get his players together as they prepare for the business end of the season – and he is hoping for a consistent run of games once they return to action in the rearrange First Division Cup first round tie at Campion next Wednesday.

“We will be in on Saturday,” he said. “I just feel it is more of a session where we all need to stick together as a group and get back to that fighting spirit but, at the minute, we are just in the middle of not getting a run of games and consistency. So I think it is important that we are together, we are around each other.”

Having conceded a last-minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Chadderton on Saturday, AFC also conceded late on against Darwen on Tuesday when an 86th penalty sealed a 1-1 draw for the visitors at the Neuven Stadium.

“The lads are all absolutely gutted,” added Welsh. “I can’t fault them for the performance because I thought we were much, much better than the game at Chadderton.

“It’s disappointing because Harry (Brazel) is convinced he hardly touched the lad for the penalty but these things happen.”

He added: “We are coming to the business end of the season but unfortunately we have conceded a late goal but we have picked up a point and like I have always said, one game will not determine our season.”

AFC are 11 points clear at the top of NWCL First Division North but Holker Old Boys, who climbed to second place, have three games in hand.