Paul Dickov insists he never doubted the spirit of his Oldham squad during their early-season struggles.
Latics have bounced back from a wretched run of results by claiming seven points in three unbeaten League One outings ahead of Saturday's home clash with Leyton Orient.
"The one thing they've always been is positive," Dickov said. "The spirit in the changing room and on the training ground has been fantastic.
"And that's a credit to the players because with a lot of changes in personnel in a short period of time.
"The group we've got has clicked straight away and the spirit's never been a problem."