KYLE Jameson feels Oldham Athletic have got what it takes to mount a promotion push next season, if they can keep the current crop together.

A number of first-team players are out of contract in the summer, with the majority of last year’s summer signings penning one-year deals, while the future of head coach Keith Curle has yet to be finalised following his arrival on a short-term deal last month.

But such has been the improvement in just a short time under Curle, Jameson is confident that if the status quo can be maintained into next season that Latics will be a force to be reckoned with in League Two.

“I feel next season we should be up there getting promoted,” said the defender.

“This season we’ve had a couple of results not gone our way but we know as a team and the squad that we’ve got here, it’s a good squad and we do feel like we can push for promotion next year.

“It’s a great bunch of lads here now. I get along with everyone. I think the more we can keep together the better because I know how certain players play now, I know what they want, I know how they like the ball passed, how they like to do things, and I think I’m going to take that into next season.”

Jameson’s immediate future is secure after Oldham last month exercised their 12-month options on the 22-year-old, as well as Dylan Bahamboula and Raphael Diarra, taking them through to the summer of 2022, while Davis Keillor-Dunn recently triggered an appearance-based extension.

However, the futures of top scorer Conor McAleny, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Dylan Fage, who joined the club in the summer of 2019, are among those that are up in the air.

Latics have relied on loan deals for first choice goalkeepers Ian Lawlor and Laurie Walker, while Alfie McCalmont, Marcel Hilssner, Ben Garrity and Harry Clarke are among a number of loan agreements that will expire at the end of the season.

After a season interrupted by injuries, Jameson feels he has benefited from knowing he will be back at Boundary Park next season and he is looking to push on.

“If anyone gets a deal early on it’s a confidence booster because you’re obviously doing something right at the club,” said Jameson, who joined the club from non-league AFC Fylde last September.

“I haven’t played as many games as I’d like to but to be offered the contract extension, I’m made up with it. It’s building up to next season now and getting the confidence at the back end of this one to push for next season.

We’ve got everything to be a top team and I think next season we can push.”

Speaking to the club website, he added: “If we get on a little run and get confident I think you just progress.

“Football is confidence so if we can get that I don’t think anyone can stop us next season.”