Date: 4th April 2014 at 10:26pm
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Manager Lee Johnson has said that he’s confident that Oldham can take their recent form and performances into the game against Bradford City this weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of this weekend’s encounter, the gaffer was adamant that he wanted to see the team build on their current four game unbeaten run but add another victory to the mix to really give us a bit of breathing room over those below us.

In the interview the gaffer explained that it was important that especially at this stage of the season we got ourselves on to some kind of unbeaten run because we obviously want to end the campaign on a high and our results so far this season haven’t always been what we’d have hoped for, and going unbeaten does do a lot of confidence for the team as we approach the final games.

‘It was important we had the start of a run. We’ve looked solid at the back and that’s the most important thing to move forward. Everyone is in good spirits at the moment and confidence levels are high. Bradford have been really up and down this year. They are a strong unit with experienced players. It’ll be a difficult game for us but with our army of supporters going along, we can certainly capitalise.’

We are four points above the drop zone as things stand and another three points on that tally would do everyone the world of good with six games remaining as the last thing we want to do is get sucked into the battle anymore than we have been and Johnson admits we do have a tough run in to the end of 2013-14 but it’s effectively all in our hands and we just have to perform how he knows we can and we’ll not only keep ourselves clear, and hopefully push up the table a bit more, but we’ll also give ourselves a bit of momentum going into next season.

‘We’ve got six tough games. This is a big game, as we move into not having a game next week, we’d like to be safe, settled and secure – not going into the final game of the season.’

Of course, being able to select the same team for the last three matches has been a bonus for the gaffer as continuity in football can be a big thing because it allows partnerships to flourish and he hasn’t been able to do that as much as he’d have liked over the course of the season, but he does think it’s now paying off for us in our recent run – even down to keeping a settled side helping players play themselves into form.

Hopefully that can continue to pay dividends for us as we move forward and plan for next year.

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