HARRY Kewell is relishing the role of the underdog as Latics eye an FA Cup shock against Bournemouth.

Oldham now head to the south coast after the late change of venue to face a side third in the Championship and with designs on an immediate return to the Premier League.

Kewell, an FA Cup winner with Liverpool in his playing days, knows all about being at a big club trying to guard against an upset.

Now the boot is on the other foot and the Latics boss is looking forward to seeing his side test themselves against higher-level opposition.

“It’s a wonderful challenge for the bigger clubs because the smaller clubs have nothing to lose, nothing to fear,” he said.

“We’re not expected to do anything, we’re only expected to knock out Goliath and come home being David.

“There’s no fear for us, it’s with the bigger teams because they don’t want to be the ones that are struck down by the giant-killers.

“We’ve prepared properly. They have a lot of quality. We have a great pitch, they’ll look to pass, look to move, look to create their angles.

“They have individuals that can unlock any defence, let alone one in League Two.

“We have to be at our very best but if we work hard and put a shift in and we’re disciplined and we’re committed it’s 11 men against 11 men at the end of the day.”

Latics are no strangers to an FA Cup shock with social media awash with videos of upsets from years gone by in recent days.

In Tom Hamer, Kewell has a player who experienced the dramatic win at Fulham years ago, not that the Australian is reading anything into past successes.

“People have been saying was ‘it was a fantastic day out and maybe this is an omen, maybe this is a sign’,” he said.

“I’m sitting there going ‘you played Fulham, you’re playing a completely different team, a team that’s just been relegated. A team that’s fighting to get back to the Premier League, a great footballing team. Man for man their quality is obviously going to be better’.

“Everything is against us but the one thing we will do is we’ll work hard, and we’ll try and do our very best and see what happens.”