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Joe Royle Delighted With Turnaround In Form

16 March 2017

Oldham Athletic legend Joe Royle has praised current manager John Sheridan for the team’s recent turnaround of form.

Before Sheridan’s return, Latics had scored just 12 goals in 24 games and were in the relegation zone. 

Two months on, Sheridan’s side have scored 13 goals in 13 games, picking up 24 points in the process and moving five points clear of the drop. 

The gaffer’s efforts landed him with a nomination for February’s Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award, following four wins, two draws and one loss.

Former boss and Athletic legend Joe Royle, who was in charge for one of the most successful periods in the club’s history, has praised Sheridan for the turnaround.

He said: “I’m delighted with what’s happening there. I know they had a setback last Saturday against Walsall but at one stage it looked like they were down and out and with John [Sheridan] coming back he certainly seems to have a formula that works for Oldham Athletic.

“It was looking pretty gruesome at one stage, it was looking like relegation was a certainty but he’s at least got them back in with a chance and he’s a good guy, a good operator and I sincerely hope he can keep them through until the end of the season.

“This is his third time there, so John knows the score, he knows Oldham Athletic and he’s obviously got the formula in the past which has kept them up so let’s just hope it keeps working.”

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