Steve Thompson has declared his intention to leave a legacy at his boyhood club and says he wants the full-time manager's job "100 per cent".

The Shaw-born former midfielder was placed in interim charge just over a week ago following the departure of David Unsworth and has so far overseen three wins, with eight goals scored and only one conceded.

A 2-0 win over York last Tuesday was backed up by a comfortable 4-0 victory over Oxford City at the weekend, while goals from Devarn Green and Alex Reid tonight secured a 2-1 win at Kidderminster Harriers to propel Latics from the National League relegation zone up to 10th and the cusp of the play-offs in the space of a week.

Speaking after picking up three points at Aggborough, where Harriers put up a real fight in their bid to claw their own way out of the bottom four, Thompson said: "I want to leave a legacy here. It's a massive club.

"Ideally I want the job, and all I can do is keep getting results.

"When you've got a team like that, who give you everything, that means everything to me. And the staff have been brilliant, Redders (Neil Redfearn), Muzza (Paul Murray), Steve (Collis) - they've all contributed."

Asked if he would like the job on a more permanent basis, Thompson said: "Yes, 100 per cent, I love the club."

More than 480 Latics fans made the trip to Worcestershire for the game and gave a firm indication of who they would like to be the new boss when they chanted "Steve Thompson's blue and white army".

"They travel in their numbers, they finish work, they pay a lot of money and they travel miles and they drive us on," Thompson added.

"I make sure win, lose or draw we go over and see them.

"Tonight it was a fantastic team performance and they deserve the win. But I still think there's more to come from us."

And Thompson hopes that he is the man charged with getting the best out of them.