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Bunn Looking To Build On Winning Run

22 November 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn is looking for three wins on the bounce when his Oldham Athletic team take on Tranmere Rovers this Saturday at Prenton Park.

Latics have picked up two wins again Hampton & Richmond Borough and Cambridge United, but Bunn knows his side will be in for a tough test this Saturday.

“They're on the back of a promotion and going well in the league and they're a difficult side to beat at home having played nine, winning six, drawing two and losing one.” He said.

“They're quite formidable opponents, but hopefully we'll turn up and have a performance like we did second half on Saturday against Cambridge.”

Tranmere currently occupy the last playoff position with Latics six points behind, so there’s a chance to close that gap on Saturday.

However, Bunn believes that this game is no bigger than any other game in the division.

“They're all big games, there are no easy games and they're a very competitive side.” He commented.

“There's a lot of physicality with the games in general and hopefully we can come away with another positive result on Saturday.”

James Norwood will be the main goal threat for the hosts this weekend, having netted 13 in the league this season to leave him on top of the scoring charts.

Bunn is wary of the threat Norwood brings, but he believes his team have enough to nullify his attributes come Saturday.

“Our centre halves will be aware of him, he's a good player and I should imagine he's attracting a lot of interest from teams above.

“He's got a good goalscoring record and he's certainly a threat which we'll need to deal with, but I have confidence that we can stop him.”

Latics confirmed that they had added goalkeeper coach Steve Hale to the backroom staff earlier today and Bunn believes he’s a good fit for the club.

“He's been around the block, he's got a good rapport with the goalkeepers; Daniel Iversen, Ewan McFarlane and obviously Zeus (De La Paz) when he's back, so that department seems ok at the minute.”

Latics fans will be travelling in their numbers once again this weekend with over 1000 tickets sold so far.

Bunn was once again pleased to hear the mass support, but he said he wasn’t shocked that there will be another big away following for his side.

“It doesn't surprise me how many tickets we've sold, and it's been tough for the supporters as well with all the travelling this month.

“Any game in close proximity is well supported, so I just hope they turn up in good voice and back the lads.”


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