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"It's not about me" - Barnsley boss Lee Johnson on Oldham Athletic return

20 November 2015

Lee Johnson takes his out-of-form Barnsley side to his former employers this weekend, when they face Oldham Athletic in Sky Bet League 1.

The Tykes are on a dismal run of form which has seen them lose eight straight league games, and they currently sit 23rd in the division.

Their bid to end the losing streak comes at Park on Saturday afternoon, and Johnson, who made the switch from Oldham to Oakwell in February, is concentrating purely on the football.

“It’s not about me, it’s about the players going there and getting a result," Johnson told "It’s massive, everybody needs it and it’s hurting.

"It’s quite comical and ironic given the scenarios but this is football and I’ll be going there fully focused on getting a result for the team and club.

“I don’t personally hold any grudges against Oldham, I want to go back and do a good job with this club.”

Johnson left Oldham in ninth position when he departed earlier this year, and the Latics are now 18th under the guidance of David Dunn.

No team in The Football League have drawn more games than Oldham, having shared the points on 10 occasions this term, but they have picked up two wins on the bounce for the first time under Dunn's stewardship - a 2-1 win at Chesterfield followed by midweek FA Cup success against Mansfield Town.

"Back-to-back wins - that’s what we need to do. I’m happy with the win and the two goals tonight but I’m also as happy with the clean sheet," Dunn told the club's official website after the win against the Stags.

"The more clean sheets you get, the harder you are to beat and the wins will come anyway. That’s what I’ve tried to do since day one.

“We have a belief in our dressing room that we can win any game.”

You can see how Johnson fares on his return to Oldham, as well as keeping up with the rest of the division's action, by following our live Twitter feed - @SkyBetLeague1.

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