PAUL Scholes says this weekend’s game at Cambridge is time for Oldham to deliver after seeing his side squander a lead in the 1-1 draw with Stevenage last Saturday.

Jose Baxter’s sublime long-range effort had given Latics the advantage as hosts Oldham looked to be ending a three-match winless streak.

But Boro substitute Kurtis Guthrie headed home in stoppage time to ensure the spoils were shared after Chris Missilou failed to clear his lines.

Scholes said: “As long as we keep doing the right things and keep playing as we did, I know we’re going to win games. We just need to cut the stupid, silly mistakes out and I think we’ll be okay.

“I thought the game was winnable, I think every game’s winnable, but Cambridge have had a good result, so going away from home is going to be difficult.”

Cambridge will enter Saturday’s match in confident mood after they won 2-0 at mid-table Grimsby last weekend, and are now eight points behind 13th-placed Oldham.

If Latics win they will have cut out mistakes such as

Missilou’s against Stevenage, and not repeat the missed opportunities against the Boro.

Zak Dearnley curled his early shot over at Boundary Park before Gevaro Nepomuceno and Callum Lang also saw chances go astray.

But the Latics took the lead moments after the restart when Nepomuceno found Baxter in space and the former Everton youngster turned to fire past Paul Farman from 25 yards.

But the Boro snatched a point at the death when Guthrie headed home a 91st minute corner despite Daniel Iversen’s best efforts.

Scholes added: “Any game you get at this level is going to be tough – we know that. I think I’ve got a group of players that are capable of winning games. It’s all right me thinking that but we have to go out and do it. We’ve only won one of five and conceded three late goals now, which is disappointing.

“We could have been sat here with a lot more points, but we’re not. It’s all right for me to keep saying we’ve got a good team and good players – we need to go out and prove it.

“We’ll need to do that at Cambridge.”