RYAN Lowe could see fight in his struggling Bury team after George Miller rescued a point for the Shakers against Blackpool on Saturday.

Having only re-signed on loan from Middlesbrough last month, Miller came off the bench to score an 83rd-minute equaliser after Sean Longstaff had given the visitors the lead 30 minutes earlier.

The goal means Bury have picked up four points from their last two League One outings and co-caretaker Lowe hopes it is a sign of things to come.

"It was nice to get another point on the board, so on the back of the win at Oxford last time out, we know we've got a bit of momentum going again now,” he said.

"We know what we're up against of course, but the lads are showing that they do want to fight for the club.

"There's a real never-say-die attitude out there, and that's what I want.

"I don't want players out there to be sulking, or sulking during training in the week.

"We need players who are confident and who want the shirt, though it is up to us as a coaching team to keep the confidence levels up.”

Heavy overnight rain left the Gigg Lane pitch in a poor state and contributed to an uninspiring opening period.

The Shakers showed up well early on, with Chris Maguire seeing his deflected strike well saved by Blackpool goalkeeper Joe Lumley.

But when the Seasiders got to grips with the conditions Kyle Vassell wasted a good opportunity, former Bolton loanee Viv Solomon-Otabor saw his effort well-saved by Connor Ripley and Nathan Delfouneso somehow managed to miss a tap-in from Longstaff’s cross.

Bury dominated the remainder of the first 45 but were dealt a sucker punch when Longstaff volleyed home a seventh of the season from 30 yards.

The hosts responded swiftly but Danny Mayor's well-struck shot took a deflection before drifting wide and substitute Harry Bunn twice went close as the final 15 minutes approached.

But the equaliser did come with seven minutes of normal time remaining as Miller turned home from six yards to prevent what would have been a ninth defeat in 10 league games.

And despite the Shakers’ perilous position in the league – rock bottom and 12 points from safety – Lowe thought his side more than deserved their point.

"No disrespect to Blackpool, but I thought we were the better team. I thought we created the better chances,” he added.

"I was really pleased with the performance, despite the conditions. I can see I've got lads on the pitch and lads on the bench who are chomping at the bit.

"We're trying our best and I think the fans can see that again now. It's about trying to instil a bit of belief back into the whole squad.

"That's nothing out of the ordinary in this game but I'm happy the lads are giving it everything.

"The games are coming thick and fast now, so we've just got to keep going and keep hoping we can get out of this predicament."