Bury manager David Flitcroft has said he will have to raise his side’s spirits following a 1-0 defeat at Millwall, which leaves the Shakers three points outside the play-offs.
Shaun Williams’ 14th minute long-range strike condemned Bury to a fourth successive away game without victory.
Although Bury created chances and dominated possession they could not find a breakthrough as the Lions stretched their unbeaten home run to six games.
Flitcroft said that after successive league defeats the team were ‘on the floor’ ahead of the FA Cup derby clash with Rochdale.
“This team are on the floor from the defeat,” Flitcroft said.
“We’ve got to assess on the way home why we’ve lost this game today.
“We’ve got to keep working hard and make sure we come up with a game plan and we nail it.
Flitcroft added that the Shakers had enough of the play to merit at least a point and saw the game as a missed opportunity to close back within reach of the play-off places.
“We had enough ball in the final third to cause them problems,” he said.
“We’ve tested the goalkeeper but the fact of today is we’ve not won – that’s the stat that I’ll certainly take home.
“The supporters that have travelled down deserve for us to win football matches we had an opportunity to do that today and relinquished that opportunity.”
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