DAVID Worrall believes Bury have made giant strides off the pitch since he was last at the club more than two years ago, despite some indifferent results on it.

The 19-year-old winger, who is on loan at Gigg Lane from West Brom until January, has been impressed with the changes implemented at Gigg Lane and believes they have been instrumental in an upturn in fortunes.

“Everything has changed since I was last here,” said Worrall, who was snapped up by the Baggies from Bury for £50,000 in March 2007.

“The facilities have been improved, after training there is food on for the lads, the training pitch is better and there are more staff.

“The players get treated better than last time I was here — it’s more professional. There has been a lot of change, but there are still some familiar faces here too — I remember cleaning the boots of some of the first-team lads and some of them still owe me money so I have been trying to chase that up since I came back!”

Worrall, who was on loan at Shrewsbury last season and played in their play-off semi-final victory over the Shakers, believes his stint in League Two will make him a better footballer.

“Playing in front of crowds with plenty at stake and points on the line is better than playing for the reserves,” said Worrall, who is close friends with former Gigg Lane loan favourite Elliott Bennett.

“From what I have seen in this league over the last couple of seasons, anyone can beat anyone — it’s always changing.

“It has been a difficult few weeks for us, but none of us are panicking at the minute because if we get three or four wins in a row we are back in the hunt.

“Training is good, we have all work hard and we’re all backing each other. The lads always stick together, they are all close, and everything seems to be clicking. We just need a few wins stringed together now.”