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Lang Looking To Keep Run Going

11 January 2019

Last Sunday’s match winner Callum Lang is hoping the side can continue their recent good form when Latics welcome Forest Green Rovers to Boundary Park on Saturday.

Lang popped up with a late winner against Fulham, a moment he describes as the best in his career so far.

“It was probably the best moment of my life.” He said.

“It was a good moment for me, all my family were there and the way the game went was all a factor.

“The team performance from start to finish was great, we had a plan, we stuck to it and got the result.”

The win over Fulham proved to be a fantastic moment for everyone involved with Oldham Athletic.

For the players, Lang said the result will give the squad an added confidence going into this Saturday’s game with Forest Green.

“It gave us a lot of confidence, I think when you beat a team like that and come back to play in the league you've got to believe that you can beat whoever you're up against this week.” He commented.

“We're going to go into the game with a lot of confidence and hopefully we can keep this run going.”

However, with that win comes added pressure, but Lang believes the squad are hitting a point in the season now where the league form could prove to be vital.

“I suppose there is a bit of pressure because if you get a result like that people just look straight at the fact, we just beat a Premier League side.

“I think you've got to forget about it now, we can think about it when we go into our next FA Cup game, but we're back on league action now.

“We need to concentrate on climbing up the table because we're in the position where if we keep the run going, we can climb up the table, but if we don’t, we could fall down.”

This Saturday’s opponents Forest Green are currently flying high in the Sky Bet League Two table as they sit in sixth place.

Forest Green are currently unbeaten in five games and Lang is expecting it to be a tough test from a good footballing side.

However, he thinks if Latics stick to their own game plan then they should come away with the three points.

“They try and play football, I wasn't here at the start of the season, but they'll come here trying to play and hit us on the counter attack at times.

“We just need to play our own game because lately we've been moving the ball well, especially in the final third, so we just need to keep that up.”

Lang also had praise for the Latics caretaker manager Pete Wild after he has led the team to three wins from three games so far.

Lang believes the new caretaker boss has brought in some fresh enthusiasm that has rubbed off on the players.

“He's really positive, he's come in and had a lot of energy and I think that's rubbed off to us.

“When he speaks to me, he's really enthusiastic and he wants me to go out and express myself.

“I think when you have that positive energy it rubs off and we're performing on the pitch.”


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