Oldham Athletic are suffering an indifferent season in League Two so far. Bearing the brunt of fan’s frustration is manager Frankie Bunn, a former Oldham player and a man that is looking like it’s only a matter of time before his tenure at the club is over.
The Latics have lost four times across the eleven matches in all competitions throughout October and November, seeing them sit in mid-table in League Two, but through to the second round of the FA Cup and qualifying out of the group stages in the Checkatrade Trophy.
If Bunn is to keep his job nothing more than a good run is going to aid his cause, and some smart and shrewd transfer movement in the January transfer window is going to be a necessity – given the clubs current financial woes.
In recent games, it’s not the chances that are being hard to come by, it’s the conversion into hitting the back of the net, this is where they are crucially missing on-loan marksman Sam Surridge.
Therefore, should Bunn be looking for an out and out striker to hit that net on a more regular basis?
The Football Manc Cave Twitter recently ran a poll with 25% of the votes to bring a striker in, however, 50% of the votes were to bring in a midfielder.
In my opinion, if Bunn was to bring in just one transfer target – a striker should be topping that list, to play alongside Surridge and jump in if and when he does get injured.