Oldham Athletic sprung a surprise in League Two last night, taking down Tranmere Rovers at Boundary Park.
The visitors were on a tremendous run of form and looked set for an assault on the top three, but a Callum Lang brace ensured Pete Wild’s side moved to within a couple of wins of the top seven.
A play-off place looks to be beyond them at this stage, but the win was an important one nonetheless. They restored some pride and made it two wins on the spin under Wild, already in his second spell in the hot seat.
After the disappointment of Paul Scholes’ reign and the stuttering form which cost them a serious chance of a top seven spot, this was just the tonic to whet appetites for next season.
20-year-old Lang, on loan from Wigan Athletic, certainly caught the eye and drew a huge amount of praise from the home support.
Give him a statue, name on the north stand wall, freedom of envy, he deserves anything he wants ?
— AlexT145 (@T145Alex) April 2, 2019
Great all round performance
— bren13android (@bren13android) April 2, 2019
Great game good goals and fantastic work ethic to go with your talent.
— Chris Norbury (@norbersxchris) April 2, 2019
Quality player,I pray and hope we can keep him next season
— Karl Bardsley (@karlBardsley) April 2, 2019
You my son are my hero! U come for 6 months! Don’t start a game for first few! Surridge steals the lime light! But you grow, you become strong! What a future yiu have! Lead us back to league 1!!!
— Carl (@Carlos992209) April 2, 2019
Top lad @callumlang10
— Nathan ? (@Chichaology) April 2, 2019
ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN HE WILL BE GOING BACK SOON ! AND HE WONT BE BACK NEXT SEASON!
— Angry Owl (@laticsowl57) April 3, 2019