Oldham Athletic manager Paul Scholes is hoping his side can put a poor run of results behind them with three points against Cambridge United tomorrow afternoon.
Latics travel to Cambridge after another full week of training with the new manager and Scholes says the players have trained really well this week.
“The lads have trained really well this week, obviously there's disappointment from Saturday with the late goal again.” He said.
“They've all responded well and they're looking forward to Saturday.”
The signs were there for Latics last Saturday after a decent performance against Stevenage which should have ended in all three points.
Scholes believes the performances are promising, but he will be challenging his side to get over the line in games.
“I think they're a really good group of lads, they're all desperate to learn, desperate to train well and they set high standards in training.” He commented.
“Last week went really well training wise and you could see it in the game against Stevenage.
“We played well, possibly lacking a little bit in the final third, we didn't concede many chances and it was another sucker punch right at the end.”
Latics come into the game against a Cambridge side with a similar run of form, but they did get a vital win at Grimsby Town last Saturday.
Scholes says confidence will not be an issue for his team as he looks forward to what will be a tough test.
“Every game is going to be difficult in this league and we need to be ready, but if we are then we have a chance of winning the game.
“We've had a good luck at them, their forms similar to ours which is quite patchy.
“They had a really good win last Saturday away at Grimsby, so they'll be confident of getting a result.
“But we are as well because I think other than the result Saturday we played really well, so hopefully we can take that into the game and come away with the three points.”
Scholes has also had one eye on Tuesday night’s game with Lincoln City and he believes that he’ll have to use his full compliment of players to get through the next week.
“Planning wise, I think I will be changing the team from Saturday to Tuesday then back to Saturday without a shadow of doubt.
“We've had some good work put in especially fitness wise which we won't have next week, but that'll come from the games.
“I think the players have prepared well this and all of them will have to be ready because at some point they'll be needed.”