Ex-Man City star Curle insists he is making progress at Oldham after Latics dent Bradford's League One promotion hopes

KEITH CURLE insists progress is being made despite still searching for his first Oldham win.

The former Manchester City star has overseen three draws out of four since replacing Harry Kewell at the League Two side.

Curle, 57, said: “I’ve only been in the job 10 days.

“If you’re trying to build something and put foundations in place, a clean sheet is a good place to start.

“I thought we were brave and we controlled the possession. We can still do it a little bit better.”

Oldham’s top scorer Conor McAleny was twice denied by goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell.

Connor Wood, Charles Vernam and Gareth Evans all came close for the hosts.

Latics sub Dylan Bahamboula also fired wide after finding space in the box late on.

Curle added: “Goals will come. But you are always happy with a clean sheet.”

The stalemate dealt a blow to Bradford’s play-off hopes.


Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ Bantams are nine points adrift of sixth and winless in four.

Trueman said: “We’ve lost two in a row so it was important we didn’t do that again.

“Winning’s a habit but so is losing. It was important we didn’t get beaten.

“Yes we wanted a better performance but it was important we didn’t lose.

“We have put ourselves in a good position in the league but we’ve just got to finish as strong as we can.”

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