PETE Wild hailed the resilience of his players as Oldham’s unbeaten run extended to four matches – but refused to be drawn on whether he wants the Latics job full-time.

Caretaker boss Wild saw his side battle to a goalless draw at home to Forest Green Rovers, a result which leaves them 11th in League Two.

After withstanding an early barrage of pressure from the visitors, the home side grew into the game and produced a solid display and another clean sheet.

And this determined mindset, epitomised by the defensive partnership of George Edmundson and Peter Clarke, is important for an improvement on the pitch.

“The thing you are seeing from this group of players is resilience and a never-say-die attitude,” said Wild.

“We started slow and it took us a bit of time to get going. We got a little bit of luck with the effort that came off both posts, but after that I don’t remember them having anything clear cut. I’d like to think that was a fair result.

“George is a good young player and he gets better with every game and he has a great teacher next to him in Peter Clarke. They are two good League Two centre halves if not higher.”

Rovers started brightly and could have been ahead inside two minutes, George Williams heading against the crossbar, with Tahvon Campbell’s follow-up effort cleared off the line by Edmundson.

The away side continued to dominate the early stages and came close again in the 17th minute when Williams fired straight at Iversen.

The Latics were given a let-off again a minute later after Reece Brown’s thunderous effort hit the inside of both posts before miraculously bouncing away to safety.

Oldham managed a couple of efforts of their own as the game approached the half-hour mark, but Mohamed Maouche and Chris O’Grady’s efforts were off-target.

Iverson was then forced into a fine save after Williams had got behind Oldham’s shaky defence and fired goalwards.

Wild substituted O’Grady at half-time and reshuffled his team. And the Latics looked a lot brighter for it, with Sylla’s header and Johan Branger-Engone’s strike forcing visiting keeper Montgomery into action.

In a second half devoid of chances, Oldham came closest to winning the game late on, but Gevaro Nepomuceno’s rasping drive was kept out by Montgomery before substitute Jose Baxter fired over with the goal at his mercy.

Oldham are five points adrift of the play-off positions with 39, with Forest Green occupying the final spot as they stay seventh.

Wild masterminded an historic win at Premier League strugglers Fulham in the FA Cup third round last weekend, a result which followed victories over Notts County and Port Vale in the league, after taking over first-team affairs from the dismissed Frankie Bunn.

And while stopping short of declaring his desire for the Boundary Park position on a full-time basis, the caretaker boss, who was previously the interim academy manager, admitted prowling the dugout had given him a taste of what life would be like in the hot seat.

“It’s whet my appetite a little bit,” he said. “If it’s right then there might be something to talk about but if not, I’m happy with what I’m doing [with the academy].

“I speak with the owner on a daily basis and we said we will review it after today’s game, and we will review it.

“If I’m at [Macclesfield] next week then I’ve got another week in charge. I’ll take it game by game, week by week and at some point it will come to a head.”