DAVIS Keillor-Dunn feels Oldham Athletic’s league position does not reflect the quality in their squad, but he knows it is up to them to prove it.

Latics climbed off the bottom of League Two on Saturday on goal difference, despite suffering their fourth home league defeat in five games at Boundary Park this season.

Keillor-Dunn says injuries have taken their toll on the squad and contributed to a poor start.

But he is confident they have what it takes to put a run of results together and bounce back from a difficult period.

“The last few weeks have been very difficult,” he said.

“The start of the season has been really difficult for us all. We know there have been different factors but we’ve had to face a lot with so many players being unavailable and circumstances going against us.

“Results have been disappointing but Keith (Curle) has maintained all along that things will get better and we’ve just got to get on with it.

“It’s probably a cliche but the squad we’ve got are a genuinely great bunch of lads.

“Being a team is all about sticking together the tough times we’ve been through make the wins like (Rochdale) even more special.

“We’ve tried to keep our confidence in saying that results will come.”

But Keillor-Dunn knows consistency in results and performance are key to helping Latics turn a corner.

“Keith’s philosophy has always been to try and encourage us to play and the lads are really buying in to what we’ve been working on,” the attacking midfielder told the club.

“We know our job now is to put back to back wins together.

“We’ve got a talented squad and we shouldn’t be near the bottom of the table but it’s down to us to prove that on the pitch.”

And Keillor-Dunn is hoping to be a positive influence on the side after getting his first goals of the season.

The 23-year-old scored the winner at Rochdale before adding to his tally days later in the Papa John’s Trophy tie with Leeds United Under 21s last week.

“The goal at Rochdale meant a lot to me on a personal level. I was also pleased with my strike against Leeds,” he continued.

“I now feel like I’m getting back towards the levels I want to be.

“I really enjoyed my first season as an Oldham player.

“I had to make the step up in quality but I feel like I adjusted my game, I’m still developing as a player and I set high standards for myself.

“As an attacking player nothing beats scoring a winning goal or being involved in a moment that helps us get a result.

“I felt I improved as a player massively last season and the aim this year is to push on again.”