There are a good number of Oldham fans whose default setting seems to be that of expecting everything that has gone right in the last few weeks, to come crashing down around their ears.
You can’t blame them for being apprehensive, however, as history has shown us that whenever Latics seem to be experiencing a rise in fortune. There is always something just around the corner to ruin it all.
Happily, the club’s current form looks set to continue if certain players can stay injury free and focused.
Sam Surridge has settled into life in League Two with comparative ease and is fast becoming the idol of Oldham fans.
His inclusion in every starting line up is essential, particularly away from home as his ability to cause numerous problems in the opposition box is vital to Latics controlling the game.
In previous seasons under different management, the decision to play with a lone forward away from home and lump the ball in his general direction failed on numerous occasions.
Frankie Bunn’s use of Surridge with support from Jose Baxter has worked well.
It needs to continue if we are to pick up more points away from home. Swindon will not relish facing a player in such good form.