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Bunn Pleased With Spirit Shown

22 August 2018

Frankie Bunn praised his teams’ defensive showing after picking up their first clean sheet of the season and another point on the road against Yeovil Town.

It could have been better for Latics had Dan Gardner’s shot which cannoned back off the post early in the second half went in, but it means Oldham are now three unbeaten.

Bunn had kind words for the way in which his side defended a constant bombardment of long balls from the hosts.

“What pleased me tonight was the togetherness of the team, I thought at times we dug in together, we sprang and countered very well, and you could see the spirit growing amongst them.” Bunn said.

“We had a never say die attitude which is something we're going to need come January, February time when its dark, cold and the pitches aren’t good, we’ll need that sort of spirit to get us through.”

Bunn did accept that his team could have taken the three points had margins gone their way.

“I thought we had the best chances of the game, I certainly thought we had the best one, then Andy Rhodes said to me Jose nearly scored from the header, so it could have been different.” He commented.

“It was a scrappy first half and then we obviously created the best two chances, so maybe on reflection a little disappointed not to take the three points, but a clean sheet is a bonus and it’s something we’ve been looking for, so it was great to get one on the board today.”

262 Oldham fans travelled down to Somerset and Bunn was proud of the support shown for the 480-mile round trip on a Tuesday evening for his side.

“The supporters were brilliant, and we appreciate it because it’s a long way for them to come and I thought they were outstanding.

“They stayed with us as always and we need that, like we’ve said before we're a club that's growing and we need that continued support from everybody.”

Bunn also had an update on striker Sam Surridge who missed the game with a hamstring strain.

“We're disappointed Sam picked up a hamstring strain yesterday afternoon before we travelled down, hopefully he'll be ok, he went for a scan and hopefully we get a positive outcome from that.”


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