Bunn prepared for tough fight on road to Crewe
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.