Oldham Athletic manager Frankie Bunn is praising his squad following the 1-4 win over Bradford City in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Latics raced into a 0-2 lead inside 26 minutes at the Northern Commercials Stadium last night.
The hosts pegged one back after the break but Sam Surridge’s second half brace gave Bunn’s team the 1-4 away win and the all important three points, taking them top on goal difference in the Northern Group F of the Checkatrade Trophy.
“It was all about application and we applied ourselves really well to everything: challenges work rate, energy and goals.” Bunn said.
“Since I've been here I've said it's about the squad and not the 11 and it was all about good application and everyone bought into that as they should
“We showed really good energy levels, ally that to a little bit of talent and you end up with that result.
“It was a good team performance and that is what we are about.
“We're a family group, we're very positive, we are very together as a group and we'll keep on bouncing back.”
Sam Surridge added two more to his goal tally this season which currently stands at nine goals in nine appearances.
He was assisted by strike partner Chris O’Grady on both occasions during the match against the Bantams and manager Frankie Bunn was impressed with the 32-year-olds contribution.
“I thought he was outstanding,” Bunn commented.
“He has a lot of critics but people within the team know what he does, what he offers and what he brings to the table.
“His work ethic is incredible and he's got a great appetite for the game, he's a good pro and he looks after people.”
On loan midfielder Jordan Lyden made his first appearance for the club after being sidelined with injury.
The 22-year-old played the first 45 minutes of the match and the manager was please with how he performed.
“He looks a good player,” exclaimed Bunn.
“He looked confident, comfortable and he wants to play.
“He was hungry to play and he's got a great smile on his face after that and hopefully this could kick start his career.
“He's played in the Premier League at a very early age and he's suffered horrific injuries, we've given him a lifeline and lets hope he responds to it.”