Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Johnson Is Happy to Make His Point

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Johnson Is Happy to Make His Point

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SHEFF UNITE ITE IT D........... 1 OLDHAM...................... 1 Sheldan Keay OLDHAM Athletic manager Lee Johnson felt it was a point gained rather than two points lost following his side's draw with Sheffield United.

Jonathan Forte put Latics ahead at Bramall l ane before the Blades levelled in the second half through Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

The result leaves Oldham eighth in the League One table, and boss Johnson was happy with his team.

"It was disappointing to lose the lead but I thought we were excellent given the circumstances," said Johnson, whose side host Preston in the northern section quarter-final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy tomorrow.

"Brian Wilson was ill so we had to play Genseric Kusunga at right- back after he played two 90-minute matches for Angola in midweek.

"He put in a great display, though, and I think that typified the efforts from the players.

"It was a good striker's goal from Forte and it helped to silence the crowd to an extent. We could have kept the ball better in periods but I don't think we were under threat too much in the game. …

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