Bury boss Andy Welsh expects another emotional occasion on Saturday when league football returns to Gigg Lane for the first time in four years.

The Shakers host Glossop North End in North West Counties League Premier Division opener - the first competitive match at the club’s famous home since a 1-1 draw with Port Vale on the final day of the 2018/19 League Two campaign.

A 4-2 home friendly win against Golcar on Saturday and last night’s 1-0 victory at Nelson, thanks to a Lewis Gilboy goal, rounded off the pre-season programme.

And Welsh admits now all eyes on and off the field are on Saturday.

He hopes as well as a positive team display, that the fans will road them on and make it a difficult place for teams to visit this season.

Welsh told the club’s YouTube channel: “It will be another emotional day playing the first league game here for four years and that is absolutely huge. We want as many people here as we can to get behind the lads.

“[Last weekend and midweek] it was important to make sure the players had minutes ahead of the first league game and places were up for grabs.

“What pleased me against Golcar was that we are working between both boxes really well and that will epitomise this team this year - we won’t be outworked by anyone. There are areas we know we need to tighten up in. There is still a lot of work to do before Saturday but come then we want to make this a real hard place to come and an exciting place for fans to watch football.”