LATICS IN NEED OF OLD HEADS
OLDHAM defender James Tarkowski admits he’s still coming to terms with being one of the more experienced heads at Boundary Park.
The 20-year-old has had to change his style of play since the departure of giant central defender Jean-Yves M’voto to Barnsley in the summer.
Despite his lack of years, Tarkowski is already one of the Latics’ most qualified defenders with more than 50 first-team appearances to his name.
But with youngsters all around him, he does admit it’s a burden.“It is strange for somebody so young to be looking down to lads of 17 and 18 years of age,” said Tarkowski.
Oldham have been in poor form early on this season – however Tarkowski believes his side have what it takes to turn it around.
“It was slightly disappointing to lose 1-0 each time in our opening two games and we need to improve our performances at the back and going forward.
“We still have every confidence in ourselves that we can have a good season.
“We fancy our chances and, as we have seen, anybody can beat anybody in this league.”