Dave McNabb said there has been a week of soul searching at Bury as they prepare to take on league leaders Wythenshawe.

The Shakers boss admitted the performance in last weekend’s 3-2 defeat at Chadderton was not good enough.

Goals either side of half time by Andrew Scarisbrick and Oliver Jepson appeared to put Bury in control but Chadderton stormed back to seal victory with a winner deep in to injury time.

“Fair play to Chadderton but I think we were our own worst enemy and we gave them the time to put balls in to the box,” said McNabb.

“It is individual errors as well that has cost us, if you look at all three goals there are individual mistakes but collectively we have got to do better as a team.

“We have got to see out those tough moments…but we didn’t. So there are a lot of lessons to learn.”

McNabb says he will be looking for answers during this week’s training sessions.

He said: “There are certain things from a technical and tactical point of view (to work on) and we need to do some soul searching as a group, staff and players, about why we have allowed a team to take away the game from us... it is just not good enough.”

Leaders Wythenshawe go to Gigg Lane on Saturday and McNabb warned he will be looking for a big improvement.

“If we don’t apply ourselves better and we don’t have a bit more game intelligence, we could be looking at another defeat and we need to do better,” he said.

“The lads are hurting. They are a very proud group and I think they have let themselves down and we have let the fans down so we need to put it right.”