Updated: Sunday, 29th March 2020 @ 7:27am

Boss Paul Dickov rues more dropped points as Oldham Athletic draw at home with Scunthorpe United

Boss Paul Dickov rues more dropped points as Oldham Athletic draw at home with Scunthorpe United

By Matthew Lees

Oldham Athletic boss Paul Dickov was left to rue another two points dropped after his side shared the spoils against Scunthorpe United.

Matt Derbyshire, on-loan from Nottingham Forest, rescued a point with a goal five minutes before half time after former Oldham loanee Leon Clarke opened the scoring on three minutes.

And Dickov believes his side could have had six points from two home games inside a week, but remains proud of his players nonetheless.

"I am disappointed we have not won the game just as I was on Saturday (against Notts County) and we are unlucky that we are not here talking about six points,” Dickov told the club’s website.

"Starting off with the negatives, I thought for the first 30 minutes we weren’t at the races.

“We played too deep and let their forwards dictate. I am not going to mask over the fact we were not good enough.

"We were better in the last 15 minutes of the half and in the second half I thought we played some of the best football since I have been here.

"The boys were magnificent and deserved to win the game."

The Latics thought they had won in the second minute of stoppage time when Simpson headed in Montano’s free kick, only for the referee to disallow it.

Oldham will travel to West London on Saturday to face Brentford looking to turn their strong performances into three points and extend their three match unbeaten run.  

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