After a poor run of form that saw them drop back into the relegation zone, Latics are now unbeaten in their last two game after beating Bradford City and drawing at Blackburn Rovers.
Oldham Athletic boss Richie Wellens claims his team have finally turned a corner ahead of their home game against fellow strugglers MK Dons.
A poor run of form saw Oldham go winless in eleven league matches and dropped them back into the relegation zone. But Latics are now unbeaten in their last two games, beating Bradford City last weekend before following that up with a 2-2 draw at promotion candidates Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
Oldham’s next test is a massive six-pointer as they host MK Dons who are sat one place below Latics in League One. Wellens hopes his side can capitalise on their recent success.
“We’ve got four points against two big clubs in the last week, and those points means we don’t lose ground on any of the other sides in the division,” he said.
“We now know that if we beat MK Dons then we get an advantage against one of our big rivals, so this is one of the games where we know we need to win.
“There are seven or eight games remaining this season which we’re looking at thinking we have to win. A victory against MK Dons would be a real step in the right direction.”
Meanwhile, Oldham’s new owner Abdallah Lemsagam has shown his appreciation to the 2,294 supporters who made the trip to Ewood Park on Saturday as Latics picked up a hard fought point against their rivals courtesy of a Duckens Nazon brace.
Lemsagam said: “I was proud of the fans for their support on Saturday. The noise made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and I could feel the passion from the crowd.”