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Bunn Expects Better From His Side

12 August 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn says he expects better from his side but was pleased with the spirit the team showed after going one-nil down against Forest Green Rovers.

A Dan Gardner penalty cancelled out Reuben Reids’ opener to get Latics off the mark for the season.

Speaking after the game, Bunn was happy to see a positive response from his side.

“I think they've made a couple of errors today but, they kept going and they never gave in which was terrific, they showed a lot spirit.” Bunn said.

“They hung in through the bad times and got a little bit of luck in the oppositions third and the keepers pulled off some good saves.”

Bunn did however admit he expects better from his side, especially in the first half.

“We weren't cohesive, and we never really had an effort on goal, so in terms of performance very disappointed with the first half but at least we had a go second half,” he commented.

Oldham were again without several key men for the early season encounter.

Peter Clarke, Ishmael Miller and Sam Surridge all missed out through injury as well as Andy Taylor, Cameron Dummigan and Ousmane Fane also being on the treatment table.

However, Bunn was optimistic he could get some players back before the game with Macclesfield Town next Saturday.

“Peter Clarke is struggling with a sore knee, Ishmael and Sam Surridge haven't trained since last Saturday with tight hamstrings,” he confirmed.

“Could they be ready for Tuesday? I'm not sure. Could they be ready for Saturday? I should think they should be in sight of Saturday.”

Bunn was once again vocal in his praise of the travelling Oldham fans with 844 making the journey in the pouring rain.

“Unbelievable support again and I'd just like to thank them once again, it was terrific support and again the fans kept us with throughout.”

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