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Bun Praises Squad’s Attitude Following Last Gasp Win Over Crawley Town

2 September 2018

Oldham Athletic manager Frankie Bunn has praised his side’s attitude following the dramatic last minute win over Crawley Town.

Latics did take the lead early on in the first half before the visitors got one back and were denied going ahead from the penalty spot by Danish goalkeeper, Daniel Iversen.

In the second half the team continued to push and were made to wait until the 89th minute for the breakthrough they were looking for.

George Edmundson’s cross was bundled in after Sam Surridge managed to get a touch on it, prompting scenes of exuberant celebration from the the Boundary Park crowd and touchline.

Manager Frankie Bunn was delighted with his team’s efforts.

“To be fair to the lads, like we've said on numerous occasions this season, they keep going until the final whistle,” he said.

“Again at times it wasn't pretty, all that aside we kept going and again we've shown what spirit we've got and that is a must to have throughout the season.

“The games will start coming thick and fast again and we need to be together, we've used three subs so the squad is good.

The team was without defender Andy Taylor and striker Ishmael Miller who were both ruled out through illness.

Despite missing two senior members of the squad, Bunn was happy with how his side conducted themselves as the game went on.

“From the front right the way to the back and the squad, people have stepped up to the mark again.

“I just think that never say die attitude is coming through now and we're going to need that absolutely.

“Once again the supporters stayed with us and we're going to need them as much as we can.”

The result means Latics have taken 10 points from the last available 12 and now sit sixth in the Sky Bet League Two table.

However, the manager believes there is more to come from his players.

“I think we can still improve,” Bunn commented.

“We have got some really good footballers in our team we've had a lot of injuries since day one.

“We haven't put a consistent team out yet, there's been a lot of chopping and changing but that is what the squad is for.

“Maybe that's what we need to freshen things up and the competition for places will just tell people that nobody is safe to play.

“There's good competition around the place, there's happy people around the place and there are hard workers here.”

 


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