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Bunn “We Can’t Do It Without You”

6 September 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn reiterated the fact how important the fans will play a part in this Sky Bet League Two season.

Bunn was speaking ahead of the top of the table clash with Newport County AFC this Saturday and after a successful first month of the season, Bunn says he can see a change in the town already.

“You can see a difference in attitude with the supporters, I've been living here for around 30 years now and I speak to quite a few people who are Oldham supporters and they’ve got a bit of a buzz back.” He said.

“People always say nice things to me and shake your hand, so I think they mean that which is just the start of something coming back to this club.

“We can’t do it without the people of Oldham and we’ve said that since we’ve come into the job and we do need your continued support.”

Bunn also believes that the support can help give the players that little extra boost, especially when the team is needing to dig deep in games.

“I think it’s great for the players when people are showing that support which we've asked for and we which need.” He commented.

“There's lots of positives around the club at the minute and we're trying to grow and feed that into the community.

“We love their backing and when you look at our recent away game at Morecambe where they turned up in their masses and vocally were outstanding, hopefully they can start producing that at Boundary Park.”

Newport currently sit 2nd in the table after a good start to the season, but Bunn says his side isn’t drawn into the hype around the game.

“It's just another game to us, we treat each game as it come, but there will be a slightly different approach in terms of their formation.

“They tend to play three or five at the back, so we'll have a look at that and try to figure out some strengths and weaknesses to play against that.”

Latics will still be without Gevaro Nepomuceno and Daniel Iversen who are away on International Duty as well as the quartet of Giles Coke, Ishmael Miller, Jordan Lyden and Cameron Dummigan who are still out with injuries.

However, Bunn does have a selection headache considering the number of strikers at his disposal, especially after the performance of Sam Surridge and Callum Lang on Tuesday evening.

“It gives you a nice headache, they’re players that score goals and they look lively.

“They’re young, euthanistic and energetic which is everything you expect off a young player that wants to move forward quickly in their careers.

“In terms of absences, we have the squad to cope, people will come in and do a job and if they do it well they could stay in the team, no one's really guaranteed a starting place and that's what you have a squad for.”

Latics take on Newport County AFC this Saturday afternoon at Boundary Park (3pm kick off).


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