New loan striker Timmy Thiele admits tonight’s game against Blackpool is an important fixture and believes if everyone comes together, the club can get out of danger.
Thiele arrived at SportsDirect.com Park on Friday afternoon after signing on loan from Burton Albion until the end of the season.
He played the final half an hour of Saturday’s game against Sheffield United and feels there are plenty of positive signs to get out of danger.
He said: “I’m happy to sign and hopefully it will be good support from the fans on Tuesday. We need that in our current situation and you can only come up from the bottom.
"We at the club and the supporters need to come together and that’s the best solution to get out of the bottom. I will try my best to get some goals for the club and get back from the bottom.”
The 24-year-old only met his teammates on Saturday before the game against the Blades: “I didn’t train once with the team so nobody knows how I make my runs and how I like to play,” he admitted.
"It wasn’t the best game from Oldham but I think don’t think anybody understood my style of play, however it was nice to be on the pitch and got me some minutes.
“I can play as a lone striker and as a target man but I’ve signed for Oldham to play on the ground and quick football.
"I think my strengths is my quickness and coming from Germany, I can play football on the ground. I try to run in the gaps, to get the boys forward, chase balls down and score some goals.”
Blackpool are the visitors in Sky Bet League One and the German has already played against tonight’s rivals: “I played 85 minutes away to Blackpool earlier in the season for Burton Albion and we won 2-1,” he commented.
"It was a great game, but we didn’t play so well in the first half. We played well in the second and we deserved the win.
“We know that it is a very important game for us on Tuesday and we will try our best to get the three points here at home."
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