DROP OF SHERI IS KEY FOR OLD­HAM

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paddy von Behr

JOHN Sheri­dan is back at Old­ham – and con­fi­dent of haul­ing the Lat­ics out of the League One drop zone.

Sheri­dan last man­aged at Bound­ary Park in 2009, hav­ing spent six years there at the end of his play­ing ca­reer, and re­turned to re­place David Dunn.

He took con­trol of an Old­ham side five points from safety, but the 51-year-old be­lieves the club has ev­ery­thing it needs to climb the ta­ble be­tween now and the end of the sea­son.

“Yes, it will be tough, but I wouldn’t have come here if I thought we didn’t have a chance of stay­ing up,” said Sheri­dan.

“I do be­lieve I can keep them in this league as we have got some good play­ers and they’ve been play­ing some de­cent stuff.

“I’m de­lighted to be back as it’s a priv­i­lege to have this op­por­tu­nity. I feel I have grown up a lot since I was pre­vi­ously here.

“I al­ways thought I was suc­cess­ful when I was last here as we were al­ways fight­ing to get out of the divi­sion dur­ing my time.

“I’ll be try­ing to get the team back to those days.”

Dunn, sacked af­ter 20 games in charge, said:“I had hoped to have been given the op­por­tu­nity to strengthen the squad dur­ing the trans­fer win­dow.”

RE­TURN: John Sheri­dan

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