Bunn pre­pared for tough fight on road to Crewe

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - FOOT­BALL By CONOR COCKCROFT

FRANKIE Bunn is pre­par­ing to face a ‘dif­fi­cult op­po­nent’ ahead of Old­ham Ath­letic’s trip to Crewe Alexan­dra in League Two to­day.

The Lat­ics man­ager has ac­knowl­edged the Rail­way­men’s good home form this sea­son and know his Lat­ics side have to be on their game.

“They’re do­ing OK, they’ve got a very good home record and again they’ll be dif­fi­cult op­po­nents,” he warned. There are no easy games like we keep say­ing, they’re all com­pet­i­tive and phys­i­cal so we all know what to ex­pect and we have to make sure we turn up on the day.”

Old­ham go into the fix­ture un­beaten in four games in the league, sit­ting in 13th, five points off the play-off places, while their op­po­nents are 15th, just a point be­hind Ath­letic.

Bunn con­firmed Jor­dan Ly­den will re­turn from in­jury and will be avail­able.

Jose Bax­ter, Jonathan Ben­teke and Zeus De La Paz are all still out of con­tention due to in­jury, and Ish­mael Miller is sus­pended.

Crewe have only lost twice at home this sea­son and will be en­cour­aged by the re­turn of fan-favourite Ge­orge Ray, who re­turns from in­jury.

Vet­eran mid­fielder Paul Green re­mains out in­jured for the hosts, how­ever, it is Crewe’s home-grown play­ers Bunn picked out,

“Crewe are renowned for bring­ing play­ers through their acad­emy, I think they’ve got five or six in the squad that have been there a while,” he said.

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