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Paul Scholes Hails Impact Of Manager John Sheridan

10 May 2016

Former England midfielder and Oldham Athletic supporter Paul Scholes has hailed the impact of manager John Sheridan as Latics survived relegation with two games to spare.

Scholes, who spoke exclusively to Latics PlayerHD, was full of praise for the work the gaffer has put in to help the club stay in Sky Bet League One.

He said: "I think it was a great appointment at the time and he has great experience. He did a great job here last time and once again he has come in and turned it right around. 

“When he came in, they looked certainties for relegation but he made them solid and they started to win games which was important. 

"The last couple of games were disappointing but the job was already done. Hopefully he can kick on next year and get us near the play-offs. 

"Shez has great contacts in the game and he will be able to bring players in here. I think he will have targets to get in the play-offs at least.”

Scholes is a big supporter of the club and used to pay to sit in the Chaddy End, but admits it has been difficult to get to games recently.

“I don’t get to as many games as I’d like to,” he admitted. “With being involved with Salford City, it seems like our home games coincide with Oldham’s home games which is disappointing.

"I have plenty of family who go to the games in the beautiful new stand and get looked after. I always know how they are doing and I always keep a check on the players.”

The 41-year-old is playing in a charity game at the club this evening in support of Ellis Robinson, a promising youngster who suffered a severe spinal injury in a freak football accident recently.

“I’m looking forward to a great night for Ellis,” he said. “It’s really unfortunate what’s happened to him and we’re going to try and raise a few quid for him. 

"He is a strong willed lad and he will be trying his best to get back to some sort of normality. We have all got our fingers crossed and we hope he does.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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