CAPTAIN Jim McNulty talked about setting the Bury juggernaut in motion after Saturday’s first win of the season at Hartlepool.

I can understand what he means, as I think there is enough talent now in this squad to really take League Two by storm.

It was never going to be easy though to string together back-to-back wins, with the Shakers heading on to Kenilworth Road.

That was always going to be a tough fixture, but Bury nearly pulled it off and I think they can take real heart from the point.

Luton ran away with the Conference last season on the back of an almost imperious home record.

And I think replicating that kind of reputation at the JD Stadium is something Bury need to focus on.

They have come through three really tough away fixtures on the bounce – including their extra-time Capital One Cup defeat at Bolton – with a great deal of credit.

It just showed the character they have in the squad that they were able to recover from opening day disappointment at home to Cheltenham to come through games at Bolton, Hartlepool and Luton with renewed confidence.

Now they need a strong performance in the next two home games, starting with Plymouth on Saturday, to really kick on.

A couple of big wins and I think that will send shockwaves through the division.

Visitors will already be looking at the team on paper with real concern – add a few imposing displays and I think Bury can recreate the kind of fear factor that helped propel Luton to their title.

I believe a big part of that will be the introduction of young Danny Rose, whose arrival is a very important, if not final, piece to the jigsaw.

He may not be the last signing of the summer, but I think it was key for David Flitcroft to bring in somebody with his youthful enthusiasm and energy to add to the guile of Ryan Lowe and Danny Nardiello.

You can rely on those two to lead the line, take the game to the opposition and hold up the ball when necessary, while also grabbing important goals.

But Rose brings something different. He can stretch teams, go in behind defences and will have the freedom that comes with youth to try something different that may be the key to victory at times.

I think it is also a great sign and testament to the lad’s attitude that he was not prepared to continue picking up the pay check in League One.

The fact he is willing to drop down a division to get games just shows how hungry he is, and that can only bode well for the future.