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Bunn Looking To Make It Back-To-Back Victories This Weekend

25 October 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn is hoping his side can build on Tuesday night's win against Cheltenham Town when Latics travel to the PTS Academy Stadium on Saturday.

Northampton Town was the scene of Latics’ relegation last season, but Bunn doesn’t believe that will affect his players.

“It won't affect us we’ve moved on, it’s a fresh start and it’s a new season that was put to bed last year and we are where we are.” He said.

“It was important to get another positive result on Tuesday, but it's now been and gone and we look ahead to Saturday to build on that positive result.”

Northampton come into the game after thumping Macclesfield Town 0-5 on Tuesday night with The Cobblers turning their season around after a poor start.

Keith Curle has only faced one defeat during his time in charge so far at Northampton which came at the hands of MK Dons, and Bunn says his side will be well equipped to eradicate Northampton’s strengths and weaknesses.

“It looks like he's made a good start, I'm not sure how many games he's been there, but there has certainly been an upsurge in results.” He commented.

“Looking at their game at Macclesfield they seem quite attacking with a few options, we're having a look at their strengths and weaknesses, so we'll look to stop them playing to their strengths.”

Bunn also confirmed that Mohamed Maouche and Andy Taylor were back in contention for Saturday's trip to Northampton.

"We're all good and everyone was fresh this morning, there was a group that trained and another group on secondary recovery with a couple back from injury, so we're looking healthy again."

It was confirmed earlier today that Latics’ FA Cup First Round tie away to Hampton and Richmond Borough will be shown live on BT Sport on Monday, November 12.

Although Bunn isn’t concentrating on that game right now, he knows it’ll be a difficult test for his team when the tie comes around.

“It is what it is we've got a job to do, these sorts of ties are difficult, but that’s for us to overcome and hopefully be in the hat for the second round.”

Today also marks 29 years since Bunn famously scored six goals against Scarborough back in 1989 in the League Cup, a record that still stands in the competition today.

Bunn looks back on that time with fond memories and is hoping the club can create more magic moments like that whilst he’s in charge.

“It's something I remind people every year, it keeps coming around and it's lasted for 29 years now, so I’m sure people are getting sick and tired of telling them, but I reminded the lads this morning.

“I still have the match ball and shirt from the game and it was a great year, that ‘pinch me’ season as Joe (Royle) called it, great memories and a great occasion playing at Wembley and it was a terrific year for the football club.

“Without doubt it would be great to create more memories like that and it would be nice for this club again to be in the spotlight.”


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