RICHIE Wellens made it four wins from four as Oldham Athletic caretaker manager, as a late Queensy Menig strike inflicted a one nil victory over Blackburn Rovers.

The game was the clubs first meeting since 2001 and was played in front of the largest attendance at the Sports park this season.

The match was goalless until the 90th minute, when substitute Queensy Menig (on-loan from French side Nantes) slotted home from the edge of the six-yard box.

Peter Whittingham hit the bar late on for Blackburn but it wasn’t enough to stop Richie Wellen’s side win their third league game in a row and climb further away from the relegation zone.

Oldham Athletic started the better of the two sides, with most of the play being dictated by the magnificent Jack Byrne in the blues midfield but were limited to half chances by the solid Blackburn defence.

It was the visitors who had the best chance of the first half though when former Norwich winger Elliot Bennett burst into the box and rounded keeper Placide but his shot flew into the side netting.

The second half proved to be a great advert for League One football. Both sides created good chances, with Davies coming close for Oldham and Samuels likewise for Rovers, but both sides struggling to get the opening goal.

The crucial breakthrough did come late on however. The home sides patience was rewarded in the 90th minute when substitute Queensy Menig latched on to Craig Davies clever pass, and finished calmly past Raya in the Blackburn goal to the delight of the Latic’s faithful.

The result saw Oldham climb up to 17th in the table but the key question hanging over the club post game is who will be in the dug out next Tuesday when Oldham take on fierce rivals Bury.

After the game the fans made it clear who they want to be the clubs next permanent manager, staying after the final whistle to sing “Wellens Blue And White Army’ as the fan named ‘Moston Mourinho’ came over to applaud. As for who the club want, remains to be seen.

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