AFTER the celebrations and the homecoming, Bury FC boss Andy Welsh is now focused on continuing the build-up for the season ahead.

It was a weekend to remember for Shakers fans as football finally returned to Gigg Lane with back-to-back high profile games against Bradford City and Preston North End.

While both ended in defeat, fans didn’t have to wait long for a first win on their return home as they beat 1874 Northwich 4-3 on Tuesday night - Sajjad Elhassan given the honour of scoring the first Gigg Lane goal of Bury’s new era.

Attentions now turn to Saturday’s trip to Macclesfield Town to contest The Reborn Cup to celebrate the revival of both clubs.

“We are looking forward to it,” Welsh told the club website. “We will be going up against some ex-pros there who can move the ball well and that will be a tough task but again it will be different challenge.

“We are going to be playing on 4G pitches throughout the season, we have already played at Hyde. We are going to Macclesfield and I’m sure it’ll be a real good game and a good workout.”

Looking back at the weekend, Welsh said: “Saturday and Sunday was a real good test, a different test. Not so much the physical side but I think the mental side. The players were up against some top opposition and individual players as well and it was great to come through that with lots of positives.”