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Bunn Takes Positives From The Draw With Swindon Town

30 September 2018

Manager Frankie Bunn was content with the point picked up at Swindon Town, despite a few opportunities as the game came to an end.

Christopher Missilou found himself running clean through into the opposition half before being tripped by Swindon left-back Matt Taylor and from the resulting freekick Chris O’Grady volleyed over under pressure from goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

It had been an even affair for much of the game, but the main talking point was that challenge from Taylor on Missilou as Latics had plenty of players in support.

Bunn was disappointed with the circumstances of the incident, however he admitted that his team may have well done the same.

“It's what you call a professional foul, but the manner in which it was done beggars believe.” He said.

“It was a great goalscoring opportunity even though it was on the halfway line because we had numbers in support of Christopher (Missilou), so I’m disappointed, but would we have done the same, probably, so it is what it is.”

The Latics manager was also unhappy with the officials after appeals for a penalty were turned down in the first half after Dan Gardner’s freekick was handled in the 18-yard box.

“They've missed a penalty in the first half from our wide freekick, the lads blatantly handballed it, so we've had a look at that on the video and it looks a penalty.” He commented.

Overall, the manager was pleased to come away with a point and a clean sheet against a Swindon team that had scored in every game so far this campaign.

“I’m happy with the result because this is a tough place to come, obviously we're greedy and we always want more, and we can always get better.

“However, they’re positives to take, it's a clean sheet away from home and a point which you never know, it could become useful as the season goes on.”

Bunn was also pleased with his team’s performance as Swindon never really troubled the Oldham defence, especially having conceded three the previous week.

He was also pleased to get minutes into the legs of players who had been out injured and lacking match sharpness.

“I think the character was tremendous again today, they’ve dug in at times, we’ve defended our box really well and on the back of conceding three last goals it was a spirited defensive performance.

“It was good to see Cameron (Dummigan) back and we’re getting people back fit now, so there's lots of competition for places.

“Ishmael (Miller) also got a good 65 minutes again today so he's coming on nicely, so we'll see how he recovers for Tuesday.”

Latics travel to Mansfield Town on Tuesday which will be the second game of four that Latics have to face in the next two weeks.

“We're in on Sunday, we'll do some work while the group recovers, and we'll start preparing again for the game.

“The games come thick and fast over the next 10 days or so playing Saturday, Tuesday, but it’s great to be a footballer with those games coming up, it’s what you look forward to.”


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