Liddell eyes top-two finish
Andy Liddell believes Oldham can still clinch an automatic promotion place in League One.
By Paul Dargan
Last Updated: 05/03/09 5:43pm
Oldham veteran Andy Liddell believes the Latics can still clinch an automatic promotion place in League One.
The striker feels that with most of the sides in the top eight due to play each other over the next six weeks, the Boundary Park outfit have a great chance to close the gap on the frontrunners.
John Sheridan's men currently sit fourth, five points adrift of second-placed Peterborough.
"Although a couple of the sides around us have games in hand, we have the points on the board and that's always better, as they will be taking points off each other," Liddell told skysports.com.
"Our destiny is in our own hands and we are definitely good enough and a big enough club to gain promotion whether it be through the play-offs or automatically. Oldham as a club should be up there and challenging for the title."
Oldham welcome Colchester to Boundary Park on Saturday and Liddell thinks the club's home form will be a crucial factor in their run-in.
"We have only lost twice at home all season and our form has been good," he added.
"But we've drawn a few too many and if we can turn those draws into wins, we will have a great chance of promotion.
"That all starts with Colchester at the weekend. They will be tough to play against and have impressed a lot of people since everyone thought they were dead and buried early on, but Paul Lambert has done wonders with them. We will give them respect, but we will be going out to win the game."