Bury boss Alan Knill believes Manchester United youngster Nicky Ajose will reap the benefits of his loan spell at Gigg Lane.
Ajose, 19, scored his first senior goal in the Shakers' 3-0 win over Accrington last weekend and Knill says the physicality of the division will help to toughen him up.
"Nicky's a very good player and probably won't be playing in League Two for much longer," said Knill.
"He will be playing higher but I think it's important that Manchester United have allowed us to have him and to help his development.
"Its important for him that he sees what this level is like and that he gets used to the physicality of it. Reserve team games are not as physical as this.
"This is playing for three points and if you make a mistake, it can cost you and not just you - but can cost people their jobs. Its important that he understands that."