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Bunn Looking To Continue Away Record

1 October 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn is hoping his side can pick up the three points at Mansfield Town tomorrow evening and extend Latics’ fine form away from home.

Bunn’s side have so far picked up two wins and three draws on the road this season and Mansfield will provide another stern test for his team.

The Stags are coming into the game on Tuesday night off the back of a 4-0 win over Northampton Town but the Latics' boss doesn’t think it’ll affect his sides' mindset.

“I don't think their result on Saturday will affect things, they’ll be looking at us and they will be wary of our threat and vice versa.” He said.

“They’ve got a good home record and they’ve scored a few goals along the way, including four on Saturday, so we've highlighted a few things we might work on and we'll see how the game goes.”

Latics will have to adapt this month with eight fixtures coming up in October, but Bunn believes the fitness of his squad will come to good use as the games come thick and fast.

“Everybody’s in good fettle, as we finished the game on Saturday, it’s quite relevant our fitness is there to see when you get Christopher Missilou breaking from his own box in the 90th minute.” He commented.

“It bodes well for us as we're a fit group, we're a group that fights until the end and like I said on numerous occasions we're going to need that this season.”

Sam Surridge missed out against Swindon Town due to a hip problem and Bunn confirmed he will once again be a doubt for Tuesday’s match.

However, Ishmael Miller accumulated another 65 minutes into his legs, so opportunities for other players will be there for the taking.

“We'll see how he (Surridge) is tomorrow, he's still growing, and young players are erratic in terms of injuries that they pick up and they’re just knocks so there's no massive concerns.

“We had some good performances on Saturday and that’s what the squad is there for, if somebody is missing then someone else can come in and do equally as good a job.”

Latics will have only two days to prepare for the trip to the One Call Stadium which reduces preparation time for the team, but Bunn is confident the team will be ready.

“When you play Saturday, Tuesday everything’s condensed to a couple of days, we had a look at them Sunday and this morning, so we're trying to highlight their strengths and weaknesses.

“There are things we can work on, but the players adapt well to whatever we suggest to them and try what we try to put across.

“I think we are getting better as a group in everything we do which I think is starting to flourish, the squad is strong, and we’ve got good players in depth.”

Oldham Athletic take on Mansfield Town at the One Call Stadium tomorrow (Tuesday, October 2) evening, 7:45pm kick off.

Tickets are still available and full details can be found here.

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