Oldham Athletic head coach delighted with players response

Oldham Athletic’s head coach has lavish praise on his squad after they recorded their third straight 2-0 win, this time at Colchester United, to start increase their chances of sneaking into the playoff places in League Two.

Since taking the helm at Boundary Park following the resignation of Paul Scholes back in March, Pete Wild has recorded the three victories over Grimsby Town and Tranmere Rovers on home soil prior to the trip to Colchester at the weekend.

That run of form has seen Latics close the gap on the top seven to just five points with six games of the season still the play, including their game in hand at Newport County at the end of April.

By that time Oldham’s playoff ambitions could have been dashed but Pete Wild says, so far, he’s been delighted with how the players have bought into what he wants: “I’m really pleased that they’re taking onto the pitch what we’re asking them, I’m really pleased now that there’s a character and a resilience about them that they want to work hard for each other, they want to put their bodies on the line for the team, so as a coach, as the fans who’ve made the trip [to Colchester] they can all go home happy knowing that every bodies give what they’ve got for us.”

As well as the trip to Wales at the end of April, Latics also have to take on Mansfield Town and Northampton Town at Boundary Park, along with facing former manager Richie Wellens this weekend.

They also have trips to Cheltenham Town and Exeter City to complete their season.

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