A VERY confident Oldham will be making the familiar trip to Valley Parade this weekend.

Eighteen days after victory over City in the Papa John’s Trophy, Harry Kewell’s Latics are back in FA Cup action.

And they make the short hop across the Pennines in buoyant mood after winning five of their last six games.

Oldham lost at home to Scunthorpe days after beating the youthful Bantams. But they have bounced back this week with away wins at both ends of the country against Exeter and Barrow.

Danny Rowe’s memorable long-range free-kick clinched the points in Devon last Saturday before the Latics backed it up with a thrilling 4-3 midweek success in Cumbria.

Oldham’s form up to now has been better on the road to lift them above City into 17th spot in League Two.

So, Kewell will have his sights on the £25,500 prize money at stake and the chance of landing a big draw in round three.

But the Aussie is not getting ahead of himself after an excellent November run.

He said: “We can see the progression, we know sometimes it is going to be slower.

“I'll let everybody else talk and see what they're going to say, but I'll keep my team grounded.

“I'll be happier once I get that consistency. If I can get that it means we can really throw out a good challenge to a lot of teams in any of the competitions we’re in.”

Oldham's controversial owner Abdallah Lemsagam continues to be targeted by fans.

He said: “It’s not about the owner, manager,or players, it’s about the club. The club is a tradition and has been for 125 years.”