Improving Oldham are showing the right attitude, says boss Harry Kewell as the Latics head to Holker Street.

Tonight’s opponents for Barrow AFC have won four of their last five games - including a notable 2-1 win at Exeter on Saturday.

Their form is improving after a slow start to the season, with Oldham in better nick on the road than at home, with three victories on their travels from six games.

An extraordinary long-range free-kick from Danny Rowe earned the points in Devon and ahead of tonight’s game against David Dunn’s side, former Leeds and Liverpool star Kewell said Oldham are making positive steps.

“If we look back that is four wins in five games now,” Kewell said.

“We can see the progression, we know sometimes it is going to be slower. I thought we applied ourselves perfectly [at Exeter].

“We had a plan and stuck to it. We got off to a good start and they got a goal out of nothing. But I always knew we had something in the game.

“We worked the equaliser excellently and it was the perfect finish.

“And when Rowe stepped up and hit that one, it was sublime.

“I thought it was a great performance from us. They are a fantastic team, they play a certain way and we had to match them and give that little bit more.

“We matched them with great attitude and desire.”