Athletic boss Bunn - We'll fight together and fall together

Reporter: Simon Smedley
Date published: 06 November 2018

Athletic might be struggling along in 17th place in the League Two table at present, but manager Frankie Bunn insists there’s still plenty of fighting spirit in the camp.

Bunn’s squad have won just once in eight league games heading into tonight’s trip to Notts County (7.45pm kick-off), but the manager remains defiant and determined to turn fortunes around.

"We're a group that has been only been together for 17 games and we'll grow together, we'll fight together and fall together," said Bunn.

"The main thing is the spirit is still there and always will be, that is what we set out in stone the first time we met. 

"It something we work on continually and we have to be together. 

"The club is in transition and we have never hidden away from that fact.

“We're trying to sort things out and trying to develop."

Notts County are similarly out of form, having not won in four league matches, losing three of those.

Despite that, Bunn believes the Magpies will look to get at his team.

"Harry [Kewell] likes to play," Bunn said.

"They'll be expansive and he tries to play attractive football.

"Again, it's another big club in transition and I'm sure Harry will need time there as well." 

It can’t be easy for Bunn having no assistant manager by his side following Andy Rhodes’ recent sacking, but it does appear that he won’t be replaced.

Bunn said: “We’ve been told to bring a goalkeeping coach in.

“That’s where we are at the moment.

“I won’t hide from the fact that it’s tough.

“You need opinions around you, but that’s the direction in which the club wanted to go, so we have to deal with that.”

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