Dickov: Latics are behind me

Paul Dickov insists he has the full backing of Oldham's board after his senior backroom staff were placed on gardening leave.

Last Updated: 03/01/13 at 15:31

Dickov: Has Oldham's complete backing

Dickov: Has Oldham's complete backing

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Assistant manager Gerry Taggart, reserve-team boss Lee Duxbury and fitness coach Paul Butler were removed from the Boundary Park set-up this week.

Latics' players responded by coming back to claim a 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe on New Year's Day, a result that leaves them six points above the League One relegation zone in 19th position.

"The first thing I was told was that they've got 100 per cent backing of me and they kept stressing that throughout," said Dickov of the discussions that took place with chairman Simon Corney and board members last weekend.

"If I didn't feel that they did then I wouldn't be sitting here now."

Dickov conceded recent days had been trying but, after paying tribute to his former colleagues, the ex-Manchester City forward showed himself to be in bullish mood ahead of Saturday's FA Cup trip to Nottingham Forest.

He added: "They're not just people I've worked with, they're close friends as well. It's not nice."

"The one thing I will say is that they've took it with a lot of dignity and handled themselves with integrity. It would have been easy for them to storm off and spit their dummy out.

"But they're proper men we're dealing with here. They take it on the chin as we all do and move on - that's what we've all got to do. You can feel sorry for yourself or you can roll your sleeves up and get on with it.

"The one thing I've always done if anything , regardless of what people will say about me as a player, a manager or a coach - I'll scrap and fight away and I expect my players to do the same things as well."

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