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Bunn Calls For Togetherness

16 August 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn has called for togetherness going forward.

Bunn hopes for players, staff and fans alike can become a cohesive unit to get the team through what will be a tough campaign in League Two.

He believes making Boundary Park a fortress will help the side achieve their goals this season, starting with Saturday’s game against Macclesfield Town.

“We're trying to turn this place back into how it was and that's what we're trying to do and we're trying to get everybody together.” He said.

“It' something we've tried to improve all the way through pre-season, the togetherness of the squad is good, all the staff around the club have been fantastic and the supporters have joined in with that.”

Bunn was echoing the statement made yesterday from the club’s owner Mr Abdallah Lesamgam who also called for unity.

“I think it is a club that needs togetherness, we are starting again, we are building foundations and we can't have anybody fighting against us and certainly not within the ranks of the club.”

The manager also cleared up speculation surrounding Jack Byrne.

“It's been an ongoing saga and Jack has breached a couple of discipline rules, he's no longer training with the first team squad , he'll be training with the youth team for the unforeseeable future.”

Latics will be hoping to take the feel-good factor around the club when local rivals Macclesfield Town visit Boundary Park this Saturday.

Bunn knows not to take last season’s Conference National League Champions lightly.

“There's no straight forward games in this division, they have momentum in terms of they’ve had a successful campaign last year and we’ve got to be prepared for it.” He commented.

“They’ll be well organised, set plays will be part of their armoury and it'll be a local derby, so it'll be quite a feisty game.”

Latics could have a few names back in the squad with several players stepping up their recovery’s, but Bunn says they’ll have to work to get back into the squad.

“The experience lads have got a job on their hands to get back into the team because the younger lads have been great so it's a good dilemma to have.

“We've now got people fighting for places and the bench will certainly look a lot stronger than in previous weeks and it's nice to have more bodies to full fitness.”

Oldham take on Macclesfield Town this Saturday, August 18 (3pm kick off) at Boundary Park.


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