IAN Lawlor insists he has not thought about his future beyond the end of the season.

The Latics goalkeeper is on loan from Doncaster for the campaign and is out of contract at the Keepmoat Stadium in the summer.

Having fallen down the pecking order with the League One side he is likely to have a decision to make in the close season with his four-and-a-half years at the South Yorkshire club coming to an end.

The Irishman though says what happens when his loan ends is not at the forefront of his mind.

“At the moment I’m just enjoying my football,” the 26-year-old said.

“I want to improve every single day, I’m working hard, I’ve got a lot of love for this club, they’ve treated me really well since I came through the door and I get on really well with the gaffer and the backroom staff.

“The way I work is I want to take it day-by-day, I’m not thinking too far ahead or looking behind at what’s gone on.

“I’m just taking each day as it comes.”

Lawlor has come in for his fair share of criticism with free-scoring Latics’ 17th position in League Two largely down to the fact they have shipped 52 goals this season ahead of welcoming struggling Barrow to Boundary Park tonight.

The keeper held his hands up to errors in the 4-3 reverse at Forest Green a week ago but rebounded well in Saturday’s draw at Tranmere, a more solid display also including a fourth penalty save of the season.

Lawlor admits the amount of goals against does not reflect well on Harry Kewell’s defensive unit, but believes Latics’ style of play has a big part to play in how the numbers have stacked up.

“We’ve scored a lot of goals but we’ve conceded a lot of goals as well,” said the former Manchester City youngster, who has made 34 appearances for Oldham in all competitions this season.

“We’re an expansive team, an attacking team, we want to be on the front foot getting after the opposition.

“We are going to concede goals, it’s football, you’re always going to concede, you’re always going to score. It is what it is, we give it our all, it’s not as if we don’t try, goals are going to be conceded.

“Personally, it’s not nice to concede goals, I don’t want to concede them, I want to have my back four doing my work for me but when called upon I’ve got to step up to the plate.

“But as long as this club and this team are winning games that’s all that matters.”

Lawlor has played all but three games this season with Laurence Bilboe deputising, the former Rotherham man having signed a one-year deal with an option on his arrival.

Academy keeper Mackenzie Chapman also played the second 45 minutes against Morecambe back in October after Lawlor was forced off injured.