CHRIS TAYLOR says team spirit is the key to Oldham Athletic’s rise up the League I table.
Dave Penney’s side, who host Yeovil tomorrow, are one place behind Town in seventh after scoring five goals in three successive wins.
Taylor, who is being linked with Leeds United, said: “It’s a great little spirit we’ve got going on. We’ve had that since the start and, unfortunately, some results we deserved we didn’t get.
“Overall, I think all the lads have been playing brilliantly. But the two at centre-back are heading and clearing everything. We have been deserving our clean sheets.
“The keeper’s been good too. And the lads up front have been causing problems. So all in all it’s a team game and we’re all pulling together.”
Two of Oldham’s four former Town men, Jon Worthington and Andy Holdsworth, are out injured, but frontline duo Pawel Abbott and Keigan Parker, who scored in Tuesday’s 2-1 Boundary Park win over MK Dons, are both in the thick of things.
Elsewhere in the division, it’s first versus second at Elland Road tomorrow as Leeds take on Charlton Athletic, who were beaten 3-0 by Town’s hosts Colchester on Tuesday.
Leeds remain unbeaten, but will be desperate to improve on their 1-1 home draw with Carlisle.
Third-placed Bristol Rovers head to Norwich while MK Dons, in fifth, are at Norwich.