NEW Bury boss Dave McNabb was delighted to get off to a winning start and said he is excited about the challenge ahead.

The former Warrington Rylands and Macclesfield boss was named as Andy Welsh’s replacement on Monday and he was quickly in to action to oversee the Shakers 1-0 victory against FC Isle of Man at Gigg Lane on Tuesday night.

While McNabb said that win was largely down to the senior players, he is now looking forward to implementing his own ideas on the team.

“Really pleased with the three points and the win,” he told the club website. “We were aware that there had been some goals conceded late on in games and that was our focus coming in, making sure we had that defensive stability when we’re attacking as well.

“The lads were outstanding, they worked really hard.”

After being named boss on Monday, McNabb, who has been joined by his assistant, Tim Lees, said it was looking forward to a ‘brilliant opportunity’.

“It is everything about the size of the football club,” he said. “We are all aware of the history and it is a Football League club and it has been regenerated as well, so there is a little bit more passion and intrigue about what the future holds. Gigg Lane, the fans, and everything else, I just think it is a brilliant opportunity for myself.”

Just as they had done under interim bosses, Leon Mike and Stephen Sheil, senior players Dan Lafferty, Jimmy Moore and Chris Rowney played a key role in selecting Tuesday’s team - a victory sealed thanks to a Gaz Peet goal.

“The lads have been fantastic, it has been information overload,” said McNabb. “But Jimmy, Laff and Chris have been brilliant and their input was invaluable and ultimately this is their three points, not mine, so really glad to get off to a good start.”

McNabb was delighted to see Peet get his first goal of the season and admitted Bury could have won the game more comfortably had they converted late chances that game their way.

"Gaz is made up and I thought he played well," said McNabb. "We could have scored another two or three in the end, we created our best opportunities in the last 10 minutes of the game to kill it off but 1-0, a clean sheet, three points, you can ask for more.

McNabb admitted it was a humbling experience speaking to fans after Tuesday’s win and he is hoping they continue to be the 12th for the remainder of the season.

“I am not very often speechless but the noise, the songs, the togetherness...going over and seeing them at the end was really humbling,” he said. “So hopefully we can keep on giving them three points every time they come to watch us, that is my job to do that, keep winning games and if they can keep being that 12th man we are going to be tough to stop.”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Glossop North End, McNabb added: “Tough game, a good strong, physical side, really organised. We will prep for the game right and make sure the lads have got all the information they need going in to that game and hopefully again it is going to end with another three points.”