Oldham Athletic's on-loan defender Neal Trotman has said he is frustrated not to have featured for the club because of the recent weather problems.The 23-year-old began his career with the Latics and rejoined last month on loan from Preston North End. [LNB]He told BBC Radio Manchester: "It's really frustrating on a Saturday when you see all the other teams playing. [LNB]"The fact the snow and ice has called [my debut] off is frustrating as I've come here to play games." [LNB]Trotman moved to Deepdale from the Latics for £500,000 in January 2008 but has only made four appearances for North End. His loan is due to expire in the new year. [LNB]He said: "When I left Oldham, Preston were in a relegation fight. The team were just getting out of it and were winning games, so it was hard for me to get into the side. [LNB]"But when I had my chance I thought I played really well and I don't really remember having a bad game for them. [LNB]"That's just football really. It didn't work out so I can't really blame anyone. So the best thing I could do was move on to get to the level that I know I'm capable of." [LNB]Despite having yet to feature for Oldham during his loan, the defender has been impressed with what he has seen behind the scenes and with player-manager Paul Dickov's set up. [LNB]"I think it's exciting as there is a good bunch of lads, and a great manager and staff as well, so things are looking up. [LNB]"I think all the players are excited, especially with the league position, and we just go into each game thinking we can win." [LNB]Oldham are seventh in League One, just four points behind second-placed Sheffield Wednesday with two games in hand.