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Dunn Previews Port Vale Clash

28 September 2015

Interim manager David Dunn is aiming for his first win in charge of Oldham Athletic as he takes his side to Port Vale tomorrow night.

Dunn has drawn both of his games in charge of Latics so far since taking over 16 days ago but he is confident for tomorrow’s game.

He said: “I’ve watched their game at Fleetwood and they are a really organised team. 

“They have got a good few threats in there and we will have to be careful on one or two of their players but if we carry on the progress we have made over the last few weeks then we will be fine."

Dunn’s unbeaten start is something which pleases him after confidence was so low after the defeat to Peterborough United two weeks ago.

"My main aim for the team was to get a structure in place because I thought we were a bit too easy to play against. In the last two games we are a lot more solid now and I think that will stand us in good stead in the coming weeks and months,” Dunn commented.

"To go away to Doncaster and play one of the favourites for the league at home is a bit of a baptism of fire for me. I think the lads have responded well and we all want to win and that never changes. I’ll be looking for that first win and it will come if we carry on doing what we are doing.”

During his pre-match press conference, the 35-year-old revealed one of his key players will miss a chunk of the season after undergoing surgery.

"Forte had an operation last week so he will be out for a few weeks now. We will be without him but we have the players to fill in and do a good job,” Dunn said, before adding: “Eoghan [O’Connell] has got a grade two tear in his thigh and he will be missing for a few weeks. 

“We need to monitor that and speak with Celtic to see where we go with that."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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