Flitcroft: They took my advice
Last Updated: 29/03/14 9:11pm
David Flitcroft: We worked very hard
David Flitcroft credited Bury for heeding his words on being more ruthless in front of goal after a 3-0 win at Northampton.
First-half goals from Hallam Hope, who had a spell at Sixfields earlier in the season, and Danny Mayor put the Shakers on their way. Substitute Danny Rose added a third goal in stoppage-time as Bury finally found form in front of goal to end a run of four games without a win.
Flitcroft said: "We knew this was a game we couldn't lose and we worked very hard coming into it on keeping a clean sheet.
"It was important we didn't give Northampton anything to feed off and we didn't.
"We've talked about how we need to show intent in these games and put teams to the sword and we certainly did those things in this game. They threw the kitchen sink at us with 20 minutes to go but you expect that.
"I wasn't thinking about how the result would affect Northampton and what it does for them. You have to just focus on your own job and the things you can control.
"What I do know is that they've passed a test of character here and it's part of a step-by-step process of building a side."