DAVE McNabb is still searching for more complete performances as Bury continue to go from poor to unplayable.

Last Saturday’s 3-0 win against Irlam - secured thanks to second-half goals from Dec Daniels, Andy Briggs and Joe Hobson - underlined the Shakers inconsistencies with McNabb berating, and then backing his side.

“Really, really disappointed with the first-half performance,” the boss told the club website.

“We didn’t come out, didn’t play, didn’t press. Just really flat and we looked nervous for some reason considering we were coming in off the back of two wins, I don’t really know why.

“Obviously we had some stern words at half time and the lads have come out second half and when they play like that, we are unplayable.

“It was 3-0 at the end, we did have a couple of other chances as well so maybe it should have been more to put the game to bed, so really pleased.”

McNabb was also pleased to see three strikers find the back of the net in the same game.

“Three goals, three different strikers all scoring and that is what you want, you want competition for places particularly in attacking areas,” he said.

“That is an area of the pitch where you can rotate and you can change based on the game and form, a little bit more than you can across the back line.

“So, to get all three of them on the pitch and to get all three of them to score to a goal means they are all going home happy.”

“That’s the dream for a number nine to score so I’m pleased.

“I think we looked good, like I said, second half we were unplayable at times and perhaps should have had more.”

With no midweek match, McNabb has a full week to prepare for tomorrow’s trip to Litherland REMYCA and Tuesday’s clash at home to third-placed Wythenshawe.

“It is going to be a tough game but we have a week to plan and prepare for it so it is good to have two training session week going in to those two big games coming up next week.

“So again, try and take confidence from the second half and go again.”