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Dunn Believes Win Will Provoke Good Run

9 October 2015

Manager David Dunn believes a win on Saturday against Scunthorpe United will kick start a good run of form.

With four draws from his opening four games in charge, Dunn was handed the managerial reigns on a permanent basis on Wednesday.

His task now is to earn his first victory in charge of the club and he has no better opportunity to do that tomorrow afternoon as Mark Robins’ Scunthorpe visit SportsDirect.com Park.

Dunn said: “It will be a great feeling if we can pick the three points up but likewise I’m really positive about the future that we have. 

“I’m really looking forward to it and one thing is for sure, I am a big believer in you get out what you put in. 

"If we carry on what we are doing and show the same work ethic that we have in the last few weeks then we will be fine.

“It’s important we get that win sooner rather than later and I do believe that once we get that win then we might get that little bit of a run.”

The gaffer will be missing Jay Fulton, Cameron Dummigan and Simonas Stankevicius due to international duty this weekend but has had good news from the treatment room.

“Jonathan [Forte] is coming on well,” he admitted. “The swelling has gone down in his knee so he’s coming on well. 

“Jake Cassidy, who has been a big miss for us at times this season, is starting back running so we are coming on okay. 

“Joe Mills is back running so hopefully he will be back in amongst it in the next few weeks.”

It will be Dunn’s first game in charge as permanent manager and he is looking forward to welcoming all supporters, including a special set of fans.

“I’m sure there will be 25 noisy German fans in the crowd as well and I’m looking forward to seeing what they have to bring to the club,” he said. 

"The supporters have been fantastic, certainly for myself since I’ve taken the job. The away support has been phenomenal and I’m looking forward to them getting behind us and hopefully we can give them something to cheer for to get that much needed three points.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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