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Lang: “We Want To Get Back On Track”

14 September 2018

Young forward Callum Lang says Oldham Athletic will look to get back on track with this weekend’s game with Grimsby Town.

Latics suffered a narrow defeat against Newport County AFC last Saturday and Lang says the team are dying to get back out onto the pitch.

“I think we've got a chance to prove that the Newport game was a minor blimp and we can get back on track.” He said.

“Before that game we were five unbeaten, so we want to produce another run like that and I'm sure we will do.”

Despite the defeat, Lang believes Latics can take positives from the performance as this long season continues and push on with every game, starting with Saturday’s fixture.

“Newport was a tough one to take for us, we should have really taken our chances and personally I thought we were the better side.” He commented.

“They're (Newport) joint top at the minute, so that's the standard in this league and I think if they're one of the better sides we're coming up against we should have no problems at all.

“Every game so far, even when we haven’t played that well we've picked up results, the Newport one was just unlucky for us but I'm sure we'll make it right on Saturday.”

Lang has started the past two games for Oldham in different positions, but he says he’s used to being moved around the attack.

“At the U18s at Wigan I played in the number ten role or on the left or right, so I’ve played in a lot of positions and I really enjoy it, especially off the left because I like to cut in and make things happen.

“I actually favour coming off the striker, a lot of people see my main position as a striker, but for myself personally I like to pick up the ball deep and run with it.”

Latics have plenty of options in the attacking areas, especially with Gevaro Nepomuceno returning from International Duty.

However, Lang says the competition for places will only make the team stronger with everyone vying for a spot in the starting XI.

“It’s always good having healthy competition, I think for all of us it's good for me personally it improves me a lot as a player, every training session you've got to go out and show why you should be in the team.

“You could say it’s friendly rivalry between the players, but everyone gets on really well, obviously everyone wants the shirt, but it’s healthy and we're enjoying it and it'll make us all better players.”

Latics are set to take another strong away following to Blundell Park with just over 800 tickets sold so far and Lang is loving the opportunity to play in front of big crowds.

“When I was at Morecambe it was great just playing in front of a crowd, but now at Oldham it's a different level.

“The away support when we went to Morecambe was brilliant and the home support as well it's great to play under the atmosphere and I'm really enjoying it here at Oldham.”

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