HARRY Kewell believes he has navigated a tough first few months in charge of Latics and insists there is plenty more to come from his side.

The former Leeds and Liverpool winger replaced Dino Maamria at the start of August with just eight players at his disposal and six weeks to go until the start of the League Two campaign.

It took until October 17 for the first league win to come at Bolton and since then Latics have impressed on the road but struggled at Boundary Park.

Kewell’s side are 14th in League Two after Saturday’s trip to Forest Green lasted an hour before being abandoned, sitting the same distance – seven points – from both the play-off places and the bottom two.

“If we take the first six months of what we’ve done here, it was hard,” the Australian said, with attentions now turning to trying to spring an FA Cup shock against Bournemouth.

“It’s a fantastic club, with a  great  fanbase. The people at the club have made me and Alan (Maybury, assistant) feel very welcome and we can see that this club wants to go further.

“How we started, with only eight players, hardly any staff, it took time and what we’ve managed to get I’m proud of but there’s a lot more in this group.

“I don’t just mean the football group either, I mean the club, there’s a lot more potential and hopefully we can take Oldham back to where it should be.”

The first stage of trying to kick the club on further comes in the January transfer window and after an influx of players in the summer and autumn window, Kewell is looking to fine tune is squad again.

 “To keep people on their toes you’ve always got to be able to bring people in that will challenge the players I’ve got,” he said.

“We have one or two players in mind that we’d like to bring in and if it works great, if it doesn’t, I’m happy with the squad I’ve got.”