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Bunn Relishing Clash With League Leaders

26 November 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn says he and the squad are looking forward to hosting top of the table Lincoln City tomorrow night.

Bunn believes it will be a tough game for his side but says that the players want to go up against the best which will be the case against Lincoln.

“I think anytime is good to play anyone, everyone's confident at the minute, our performances are improving, and we want to play against the best.” He said.

“At the minute Lincoln are the best and it'll be a tough game like they all are, every game has its challenges.”

Latics are currently unbeaten in four league games following the 1-1 draw with Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

Bunn believes his side could take a leaf out of their opposition’s book with their consistency in the league, but he does believe that this Latics side isn’t far off reaching that mark.

“We get to in and around four/five games and then we have a slight hiccup, but we're asking the boys to respond and take it one further and continue the run we're on.” He commented.

“We're getting there though, and the results have suggested that, but I'd like to get back to keeping clean sheets and scoring more goals.

“Lincoln are the benchmark at the minute, they're a good, strong powerful team, they're well organised and they will be a tough opposition, but the players want to play against the best which Lincoln are at the minute.”

It can’t be forgotten that this Latics side have only been together since July, so the performances have taken a while to gel to their fluent best.

However, Bunn believes that the Oldham fans will soon start to see the best that this squad can give in the upcoming weeks.

“They're getting there, and I keep on repeating myself but it's the truth, we were thrown together in July and we're only touching December now.

“We're still improving and still getting to know each other, we've never had a settled side because we've consistently had injuries or little niggles here and there.

“Everything's hopefully starting to come together now and hopefully you'll see the best of us in the near future.”

Bunn also called for a response from the fans ahead of the game with Tranmere and the 1,348 travelling supporters certainly delivered on Saturday.

However, Bunn wants to transform that support into Boundary Park and is calling for the fans to make plenty of noise for tomorrow night’s game.

“Hopefully we can make a statement if we come through with a positive result tomorrow.

“It would be terrific to bring an atmosphere to Boundary Park, they turned up in their numbers on Saturday and they were very vocal throughout the game.

“Even when we had a little dip in parts, they were still behind us and we're going to need that.

“Even when things are going against us that's when we need the fans the most, so let's make Boundary Park noisy tomorrow night.”


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