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Bunn: “The Squad Is Buzzing”

20 September 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn says his team are in good spirits ahead of this Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two Fixture against Colchester United.

It will be sixth versus fourth as the U’s visit Boundary Park and Bunn says his team has had a positive week on the training pitch.

“We've had a great week and to nearly finish the week off we had a great training session this morning, the boys were buzzing.” He said.

“The ball was being zipped around and everyone’s got a smile on their faces, so we’ve had a good week, but we're back down to business on Saturday.”

Oldham are currently unbeaten away from home, however the home form has had a mixture of results with two wins and two losses at Boundary Park in the league.

Bunn believes that his side have to show more quality when attacking teams at home and having a little patience when teams decide to sit back.

“I think we need a bit more quality in the final third in our home games, but the difference has only been a goal, so perhaps and just being a bit brighter in and around the oppositions penalty box.” He commented.

“We've taken our chances away from home when they've arisen, we ride out storms and we’ve just got to figure a way of breaking teams down at home when they sit off us.”

Latics have had to fight for the right to play their style of football so far this campaign due to the physical nature of the game, but Colchester bring a completely different kind of threat.

The U’s are currently the top scorers in the division so far this season and they’ve only lost one game so far this season, so Bunn is expecting a tough game for his side.

“Colchester will be slightly different from what we’ve seen in the fact they try and play and try to retain possession throughout.

“They’re a footballing team and they’re well organised, everyone in this league has a different way of playing so we need to combat that, and it should be an entertaining game.”

Latics are expected to have pretty much the same sixteen that travelled to Grimsby Town, although Bunn has said that their players not far from a return.

He also gave an update on the long-term injury list which included Ousmane Fane and Cameron Dummigan.

“We've had more or less everyone on the grass this week, it’s too early to throw a couple back in, but nearly the whole squad was training this morning which was a treat.

“Fane is doing ok, he's obviously still in France with his recovery, so we keep an eye on him and we're obviously just waiting for him to come back.

“Cameron obviously hasn't featured yet either, but he’s looking very bright, so it's great to nearly have everybody back in the fold.”

As well as the results away from home, the away support has been fantastic, and Bunn hopes the Latics faithful can make that sort of noise at Boundary Park.

“It’s nice to show our emotions after the games and it shows we care and we're together when we're all there standing and applauding our supporters.

“The togetherness in the squad is improving weekly, so we all should be getting confidence from the results and the performances.

“Hopefully we get the supporters vocal like they were again on Saturday and they were terrific, so let’s have a bit of noise at Boundary Park.”


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