Date: 15th March 2010 at 5:33pm
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Oldham manager Dave Penney has warned his struggling side of the danger County can pose to their hopes of avoiding the drop to League Two for next season.

Penney, whose Latics side are two places above the relegation spots, knows the task is not as easy as it looks on paper – and of course, County have added a number of quality players since the match was originally supposed to be played in January.

The former Darlington boss also knows from experience with the troubled Quakers that sides in administration and fighting for their lives are ‘a dangerous thing, like a wounded animal’, as Penney puts it.

‘Stockport have brought in a lot of new players since we were due to play them in January to add to the quality ones they already have.’

‘I think their league position, therefore, is a little false as it is effectively a brand-new team which has been assembled since January.’

‘They have had some good results, including beating Wycombe 4-3, so it won’t be easy. I know from my time at Darlington that struggling sides can be a dangerous entity, almost a wounded animal.’

However, Oldham are on a three-match unbeaten run and Penney says that his men ‘won’t be afraid to play football’ on the Edgeley Beach.

‘I think the pitch will probably be in a better condition than when we were due to play there earlier as the weather has been a lot drier and kinder.’

‘It is all about our mental attitude. Everyone was saying how poor the pitch was at Colchester, but we got the ball down and passed it, and we can’t be afraid of trying to do the same tomorrow.’

Penney was speaking to Oldham’s official site.

Come on County.


2 Replies to “Oldham Boss Warns Of ‘Wounded’ Hatters”

  • Sounds like he’s pretty much got the measure of us! You see the same sort of thing with Crystal Palace, Portsmouth et al, survival instincts. Come on County.

  • Agreed JLF, although part of that is to do with the manager…Warnock at Palace for a while, Grant at Pompey who really seems to be the leader of the fightback at Fratton Park…I fear Ablett is just too ‘nice’ to get us to roll our sleeves up..?

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