Oldham Athletic manager Richie Wellens is backing his side to turn around recent form.
Latics take on Shrewsbury Town in the quarter final of the Checkatrade Trophy and Wellens wants his players to use the match as a springboard.
“In terms of the performances the way they play no one is hiding,” he said.
“The bases of good performances are there it’s just not really going very good in both boxes at the minute.
“Hopefully we can get that sorted and go to Shrewsbury which is obviously a difficult game and try and get through to the next round.
“They are a very good team hence why they are so high up in the league and they’ve got some threats.
“The two wide players are threats and whether they play either one of their strikers, both of them have scored goals they both work hard and they both lead the line well so it’s going to be a tough game.
“It’s been a long time since this club has had any kind of success, it was the FA Cup in 1993/94 the last time they were at Wembley.
“Success breeds success and it gives people a real belief and if we go on a run and if we can go on to Wembley and win a trophy we can kick on next season and try and be successful.”
Oldham Athletic take on Shrewsbury Town in the quarter final of the Checkatrade Trophy at Montgomery Waters Meadow on Tuesday, January 23, 7:00pm kick off.