The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Pippa Field

OLD­HAM’S for­tunes have picked up since John Sheri­dan sat in the Bound­ary Park hot­seat, but the Lat­ics man­ager is keen to de­flect the praise on his play­ers.

Sheri­dan re­turned for a se­cond spell in charge of Old­ham on Jan­uary 13, and af­ter los­ing his first two games in charge the club trav­elled to Scun­thorpe yes­ter­day un­beaten in five games.

A run of 11 points from a pos­si­ble 15 in that time has boosted Old­ham’s sur­vival hopes, but Sheri­dan in­sists it is the play­ers who de­serve the plau­dits.

“It’s down to the play­ers as they are the ones that go out and per­form on the pitch,” he said.

“They have had a tough time this sea­son but since the day I came in, they have showed me good char­ac­ter, a will­ing­ness to work hard and try and get re­sults so it’s all credit to the play­ers.

“I’m not get­ting car­ried away be­cause I know what’s around the cor­ner. I’ve just got to stay fo­cused. It’s all about the team.”

PRAISE: John Sheri­dan

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