New interim manager David Dunn cannot wait to get stuck into his new job. Dunn was appointed soon after the dismissal of Darren Kelly and is relishing the thought.
He said, "I’m so enthusiastic and I am so excited for what lies ahead. It’s a great start for me and I really appreciate the job I have been given. There are certain flaws, mistakes and regrets I have made as a player so on this side of it, my attention to detail and professionalism I put into the job is going to be second to none. I am well on with my badges but I didn’t think it would come around this quickly. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity and let’s hope we can pick some results up quickly. The one thing you will get from me and my staff is 100% commitment. We won’t leave any stone unturned and we will throw everything at it to make it work.”
“One thing I will be instilling into the players is that they are playing for their shirts now. Are there certain players who are a bit too comfortable? Possibly. Is that going to change? It certainly is going to change. Football fans come and pay good money to watch and what they want to see is passion and players playing for the shirt. You are going to get beat in any sport, but if fans can see players are working hard for them then you are on the right path. They are all playing for their places and it’s a fresh start for everyone. If you are playing well, you keep your shirt because that’s how I’ve been brought up.”
“I’ve got bags of experience and worked with some top managers over my career and I’m sure I can tap into every one of them. I’ve already called a few already asking their advice on certain aspects of the job. I’m really excited and I’m looking forward to the job in hand. In the last 24 hours I have made calls and I’m trying to utilise that. We have come up with certain positions in the squad that need to improve and that’s what we are looking to do in a few weeks ago. Hopefully we can bring a few players in but one thing we won’t be doing is bringing anyone in who we don’t feel will help us. If we are going to use the loan market and use the contacts we have, it’s going to be something that improves the team, not just the squad."
"The away support has been fantastic this season from the Oldham fans. From day one at Walsall, to making the trip to Colchester on a cold night in August, it’s not easy for people to do that. I hope they can carry on supporting us, get behind the team and hopefully we can show them the loyalty they show us.”