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Sheridan: "We Just Have To Believe In Ourselves"

11 September 2017

Oldham Athletic manager John Sheridan wants his side to believe in themselves ahead of the trip to Bristol Rovers.

Latics were denied their first win of the season on Saturday against Fleetwood Town when the home side converted a penalty in the closing stages of the match. 

Despite that the gaffer is looking to build on recent performances for the game against Bristol Rovers tomorrow evening. 

Sheridan said: “It’s another tough game, they’re going well, it’s a hard place to go.

“At the start of the season we’ve played teams in and around the top of the table, Fleetwood and Charlton, I don’t think there’s too much between the teams in the division.

“We’ve shown in the last two games, against Charlton, who I think will be up there, and Fleetwood who are a good footballing side, we’ve proved we can match teams and we just have to believe in ourselves.

“I feel as though if we give a performance like against Charlton and Fleetwood then we’ve got a good chance of getting something.

“We have to try and take the last two performances in to Bristol and see where it takes us.

“It’s difficult when you're not winning, but the most important thing is to stick together as a group, try to get through it and hopefully we turn a corner and we go to a tough game against Bristol Rovers believing we can get our first win.

“It's hard for everyone, when you’re losing people start talking rubbish, saying this that and the other, you just have to get on with your job.

“I know what this game is about, it doesn’t really bother me too much what people are saying outside, I’m bothered about the team, I’m bothered about the supporters who are having a hard time at the moment.

“I know the supporters are behind me at the moment and I really respect their support they give me and I want to try and give them something back and I’m not giving them anything at the moment because we're not winning, it’s my job to turn that around for them.

“Again the support was brilliant on Saturday and it has been all season, but we need to start winning games, I’m confident we will do that but we need to get out there, roll our sleeves up and fight for the cause.”

Oldham Athletic take on Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, September 12, 7:45pm kick off.


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