KEITH Curle insists it will take a whole club effort to get Latics firing on the field again next season.

The Oldham boss is working to build on the 11 players he currently has contracted as he looks to orchestrate an improved campaign on the field at Boundary Park.

More turmoil off the field and an 18th-placed finish on it mean supporters are increasingly speaking up about the ownership of Abdallah Lemsagam and their concerns for the future of their club.

But fresh from signing a two-year deal it is performances and results that Curle is focusing on with just over four weeks to go until the first pre-season friendly at Ashton United on July 10.

And he believes that if everyone at the club – on and off the pitch – does their bit, then that is a recipe for success.

“I think one of the biggest things is you’ve got to understand where we are as a football club and don’t shy away from that, because everyone will have expectations and aspirations, but don’t run before you can walk,” Curle said.

“Put petrol in the car first of all. If you put diesel in a petrol car it’s going to splutter.

“What we’re trying to do now is everything has a place, everything has got to work together and everybody’s role is vitally important.

“Whether it’s the kitman, whether it’s someone on reception, whether it’s someone in the office, we’ve all got to know our place, our expectations, what we’re responsible for and make sure that we do our job.

“Now if all individual departments are doing their job, then it’s down to the players. Go and play, go and express yourself, go and get this crowd bouncing.”

Curle may only have a threadbare squad to work with as things stand, but that does not mean those in possession of a contract are sure of a key role next season.

“The players that are staying will be part of a squad going forward and they’ve got to earn the right to get into the team,” he added. “But that will be the same for every player that comes to the football club.

“No player will come in with a given right that they’re going to start.

“Every player will have aspirations to play and want to play but the demands will be put upon them to earn the right to put a shirt on.”