Defender Rob Hunt isn’t looking too far past Maidstone United this week as Latics prepare to take on the Conference National League outfit in the Emirates FA Cup.
Hunt, who scored in the first-round against Hampton & Richmond Borough, believes it’ll be a difficult game, but one the team can overcome.
“It's going to be a tough game, all the teams that are left in the second round will want to be in third round, so they’ll be up for it.” He said.
“It was always going to be a tough draw, you're not going to have an easy draw in this cup, so we're going to have to nullify what they're good at and do what we do best.
“To be honest I didn't know much about them (when the draw was made), but we've had a few meetings before the game and we'll be prepared for Saturday.”
This week see’s a break from league action for Oldham, as they take part in the Emirates FA Cup and the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek.
For Hunt, the change of competitions is not something he thinks about as he says it is another fixture for Latics to get through.
“For me personally it doesn't make a difference it's just another game.” He commented.
“I know everyone says it, but we want to win every game and we think we're good enough to win every game in our league and the cup competitions so far.
“We're going to go out there and give 100% and hopefully we can get through to the next round in both competitions this week.”
Hunt has also been an ever-present in the side this season, playing every minute of every league game as well as appearing in all the cup competitions.
Manager Frankie Bunn clearly has a lot faith in the fullback and Hunt is hoping to repay that trust shown in him.
“As a player it's brilliant for the gaffer to put that faith in me because I'm still only young and hopefully he can trust me and hopefully I've repaid that over the season so far.”
Hunt has also brought goals to his game so far this season as he says there is much more to him then just his defensive work.
“I've always like to get up there a bit more and I suppose it's been about being in the right place at the right time.
“Thankfully the chances have fell to me and I've stuck them away, so hopefully there's more to come.”
Latics are currently five games unbeaten which is a run Hunt is hoping to build on when they face Maidstone.
There’s an added incentive of potentially being drawn against a Premier League side in the third round for Latics if they get past Maidstone.
“We're five unbeaten so hopefully we can make it six on Saturday with a win and keep pushing on from there.
“Everyone wants to play against the best teams and the best players, but first and foremost we want to get past Maidstone and then fingers crossed we can think about getting a big draw.”