Clark said: “We’re starting to build some momentum and I was quite happy with our defence last week. We’re really working hard on that aspect of the game.”
He added: “This week we’re playing against a side that will be in the top three or four at the end of the season. Physically it’ll be a challenge, but we’re starting to adapt to that and this will give us a bit of a benchmark.”
Oldham coach Scott Naylor may tinker with his squad in a bid to keep players fresh, but has no new injury concerns ahead of a long trip south.
Naylor said: “The furthest we’ve been this year is Wrexham, and we didn’t come out of that game too well, but it wasn’t the travel that did us on the day.
“The lads have to get used to it because it’s a fact of this season more than ever that clubs have got to travel big distances.
“Hopefully when you get there the lads are switched on. At the end of the day we’re going there to play a game of rugby and the lads are professional enough to know it’s all about the game.”