Bury manager Alan Knill insists the hard work has only just begun after signing a contract extension at Gigg Lane until 2012.
Knill joined the club in February 2008 from Chesterfield and despite having led the club to a steady improvement, culminating in them sitting third in the League Two table after 13 games, Knill insists there is more hard work to come from him and his side.
He told the Bury Times: "My first priority was to make the team a competitive League Two outfit and we have managed to do that for the last three seasons.
"We want to maintain that because we want people to refer to Bury as a team that is always at the top fighting for promotion - and not the perennial strugglers that we had become.
"When I first arrived it was a really friendly football club but I don't think it was geared to win - that attitude had to change.
"We are still a friendly club, but stuff is done to enable the team to win out on the pitch. I expect things to be done properly, whether that is the way the players prepare or how the corridors are swept. I think that helps to make the club better."