Frankie Bunn says he was proud to be Oldham Athletic manager after Latics picked up their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Macclesfield Town.
Goals from Sam Surridge, Johan Branger-Engone and an Ishmael Miller sealer confirmed the points for Latics and Bunn was full of praise for his squad.
“I thought first half we were very good, I thought we dominated the half and it was another step in the right direction.” Bunn said.
“They had some big players in there who put us under immense pressure but, we came through it and I thought we defended well at times, the only question mark would be that we got too deep.”
Oldham had several players back in the squad with Surridge, Miller, Andy Taylor and Peter Clarke all returning on Saturday afternoon.
Surridge and Miller got themselves off the mark for the season and Bunn says it’ll set them up for the rest of the campaign.
“I've played upfront myself and I wouldn’t say it’s a relief, but it’s great to get off the mark and it sets you up to go and kick on.” He commented.
“It’s terrific to have competition for the places and the squad is looking much stronger, but it’s just a small step in the season, but a step in the right direction.”
Captain Clarke made his 700th career appearance against Macclesfield and Bunn was happy to see him fit again.
“He's obviously got a wealth of knowledge and he’s a good professional and we're quite lucky to have him with us.”
Latics face trips to Yeovil Town and Morecambe this week which Bunn expects to be tough.
“It's a tough week and football can kick you when you least expect it so, we're going to have to be on our guard now.
“Yeovil had a terrific result last night as we have today and that's going to be a tough game and there’s no easy games so, we've got to regenerate ourselves and make sure we look after ourselves over the next couple of days.”