NICKY Adams feels time is on Oldham Athletic’s side in their bid to beat the drop.

Latics remain bottom of League Two after battling out a 0-0 draw at fellow strugglers Barrow last night.

But while they are desperate to climb out of the relegation zone, Adams says that no-one is pushing the panic button with a half of the season still to go.

“Nothing’s settled in December, we’ve just got to make sure that we pick up some results and anything can happen,” said the experienced wide man.

“You look at Bolton Wanderers last year, when I came to Oldham at the end of January they were 18th I think and we were 19th and they went and got promoted. It can happen.

“But first and foremost for us is getting that consistency and getting results back to back and go from there.”

Latics have picked up just two points from five league games since parting company with head coach Keith Curle over a month ago. But Adams insists they have the right characters in the dressing room to be able to turn their season around.

“We’ve got a good group of lads,” he said. “Results wise it’s not been ideal, we want to be further up the table, but we’ve just got to stay positive. Some games we’ve probably played better and not won and then picked up a result when we’ve not actually played that well. That’s this league, anything can happen.

“I’ve seen this league a long time and there’s not much quality wise in a lot of the teams that I’ve seen. It’s just about momentum really and getting it right and hopefully we can do that.”

And Adams says a means of being successful in their goal is to break it down into short-term targets.

“You’ve got to look at it as another block of games. Our next 10-15 games we’ve got to make sure we can flip some of the performances into results,” he said.

“If you win two or three on the bounce it can make a difference.

“I get frustrated because we play well one game and then the next game not so we’ll. We’ve got to get that balance of winning two or three on the bounce.

“There are no easy games but we’ve got to make sure that we’re right and we make it difficult for teams.”