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Bunn Still Expects More Improvement From His Side

27 September 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn believes there is still more to come from his side despite Latics still currently occupying a play-off position.

With the ten-game mark approaching on Saturday, the Sky Bet League Two table is starting to form some sort of shape, but Bunn still wants to see more from his side.

“I think we're still progressing nicely, and I still think we can get better, there was glimpses again on Saturday of the football we can play.” He said.

“The strength of the squad is there to see with players that can come in and do a job, so all in all its been a really good start to the season.”

There were lots of changes to the squad in the summer and Bunn admits he didn’t know what to expect from the players.

However, with four wins to their name and an unbeaten away record, Bunn can see the comradery of the group both on and off the field.

“We didn't know what to expect at the start of the season because there were lots of changes with many new lads coming together, but the boys have been terrific so far.” He commented.

“I think we only had four that were regulars that started last season and the way they've gelled together so quickly is commendable to them.

“They’re all taking things on board without any hassle and when we came in we said we would change things which we have done, but I still believe we can get better.”

It’s no secret that Latics have a good mixture of youth and experience in the squad who are combining nicely together at the minute.

At the back Peter Clarke and George Edmundson have been ever present as well as Sam Surridge and Chris O’Grady linking up neatly throughout the games they’ve played as a striking duo.

“I think there's a nice blend, we've brought in some young youthful players as well as some older heads that have been around bigger leagues than League Two.

“Sam Surridge and Chris O'Grady have formed a great partnership and we've also got Ishmael Miller waiting in the wings who is another experienced head.

“We've got Clarkey marshalling people at the back, experience in midfield, so throughout the team there's that blend of youth and experience which is gelling nicely together.”

Oldham face another tough trip this Saturday as they take on Swindon Town at The County Ground who are only below Latics on goal difference.

They also have former Premier League manager Phil Brown at the helm, so Bunn knows his side are in for a stern test.

“We just take each game as it comes, so we're not looking at the points each club has got we just want to win every game we play and extend on our current away record we have.

“We know that Swindon have got a good home record, they score lots of goals, but they also concede a few as well so on paper it should be an entertaining game.

“I’ve come across him (Brown) playing and on the coaching side, he's a guy that likes his football and his team will be organised, but they can play as well, so hopefully we'll get the better of them.”


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