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Wellens Wants To Keep Up The Feel Good Factor

26 October 2017

Oldham Athletic manager Richie Wellens is enjoying the current atmosphere around SportsDirect.com Park.

The team are unbeaten in their last seven matches and have won three home games on the bounce.

This weekend, Scunthorpe United are the vistiors. Ahead of the match, Wellens said: “I feel as though the supporters that are coming to the ground believe in what we are trying to do, and there’s a bit of a feel good factor coming back to the club’

“No matter what we can still score in the last minute, it happened at Blackburn.

“We tried for so long to break them down, it looked like it wasn’t going to be our day, then Queensy goes and scores late on.

“It’s given the lads confidence and belief. Belief is a massive word. If we start believing in what we are doing it can be a snowball affect, it starts getting bigger and bigger.

“I’m not foolish enough to think that momentum can’t be stopped very quickly if were not doing the right things. But if the lads keep on believing and doing the right things we’ll continue going okay.

“I’m expecting a good team. Graham Alexander is a good manager. They were in the play offs last year, unlucky not to go to Wembley, missing out to a good Millwall team.

“Again another team who are going for it with a big budget and some really good players, so we’ve got to be on our game.

“We have to ensure that the atmosphere and the intensity of the game is the same, and try and go for one last big effort.

“I was pleased for Aaron, its not gone well for him this season but he’s starting to believe now that he can be a real force. I think everybody knows about his power, he’s a good footballer.

“He’s got great feet and he can finish like he showed the other night, I want to see that on a more regular basis now because he’s definitely got it in his locker.

“At the minute the bench is harder than starting eleven because everyone is playing so well. The difficulty is now we have played Saturday, Tuesday, for the last couple weeks. It’s about getting that balance right and how far to push them.

“Injuries we are okay. Kean Bryan has a tight calf but he had that before the Bury game, other than that we have a few players coming back. Green was obviously involved Tuesday night, Flynn is back now and waiting for his opportunity, Brian Wilson is waiting for his opportunity and so is Anthony Gerrard.

“The squad’s good, I’m happy with it, its just about monitoring players who can go full pelt because if you want to be winning games in this league you need to go full pelt at it.”

Oldham Athletic take on Scunthorpe United at SportsDirect.com Park on Saturday, October 28, 3pm kick off. 


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