ANDY Welsh praised his side's character as Bury bounced back from Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Chadderton with a 2-1 win at Padiham on Tuesday night.

But the Shakers boss says the club have to stick together if they are to achieve there goals this season admitting he knows there will be setbacks along the way.

Bury were hit with a late sucker punch at Gigg Lane on Saturday when two stoppage time goals sealed a 3-1 victory for Chadderton after a Darius Palma first half penalty had given Bury the lead.

On Tuesday night, goals either side of half time from Jack Lenehan and Palma helped set up victory - although Bury did concede another injury time goal.

"At the weekend, we were disappointed, we were flat and we got criticise for the last 10 minutes of a game," Welsh told the club website. "But we learnt from it and I thought it's shown fantastic character to play on a tough pitch, mix the game up and the main thing is we got the three points.

He added: "Like I said from Saturday, things happen in life, it is how you react... they know where they went wrong and we can't let that happen. But when it does happen, we all need to stick together because that's what a football club does, that is what a football team does.

"If we want to win a league and we want to be up there fighting and scrapping, it is how you bounce back. To come to a very, very hard place and get a win and you know you might look at the scoreline and see 2-1 but it should have been a lot more than that."

Attentions now turn to Saturday's FA Cup preliminary round clash at Charnock Richard and Welsh is expected a difficult challenge.

"Tough game," he said. "When we went there last season, they were a well organised side, know how to play that pitch but the main thing is that we go there and make sure we play the way we want to play, be brave on the ball in good areas and get it to the place that can hurt them but most of all to make sure that we work ourselves into the ground."