Taylor hopes for the glory days to return

Last updated : 17 January 2007 By The Chairman
Latics young star Chris Taylor was only a boy when Joe Royle led the Latics into the Premiership and to the FA Cup semi-finals but he remembers the glory days at Boundary Park. Now the 20 year old is doing his best to help Oldham return to some glory once again.

He told BBC Sport, "I have always been an Oldham fan and I can remember those days. I'm not sure about going to watch but I can remember them in the Premiership and the semi-final of the cup. We haven't done anything yet and we don't want to get carried away but it's great to be having a good run and giving the fans something to shout about. My game has come on in leaps and bounds but there is more for me to learn. Everyone is coming back again and enjoying it."

"There have been loads of managers. When I started it was Iain Dowie and then there was Brian Talbot and Ronnie Moore. We have kept chopping and changing when you have to concentrate on a manager who is doing the right job. John Sheridan was the player I wanted to be like when I was growing up, and I'm not just saying that because he's the manager now. He was a great player who ended his career at Oldham and I have worked under Shez for four years now. He was my youth-team manager and then in the reserves and now in the first team. I know him quite well and he knows my game, which has been good for me. I feel like I will get better as time goes on."

"We have made a couple of good signings of experienced players, we have got a good team spirit and a good manager. It's all blending into one. We have also had Andy Liddell and Chris Porter back from injuries, which has been like having two new signings, and there is a lot of confidence running through the team. We've just had a run of four wins on the bounce in the league and we had a good run before that. Hopefully another good run will take us where we want to be. With one or two more signings we could sustain it in the Championship, as we showed by doing well against Wolves. But we have got to keep doing what we are doing, keep playing our football and not get carried away by saying we are going to get promoted. If we were to do it, though, it would mean everything to me."