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Harkins: "It Was A Scrappy Game"

24 February 2014

Gary Harkins scored the only goal to ensure Latics came away from Boundary Park with a 1-0 victory over Gillingham on Saturday.

The forward, who is on loan from St Mirren, was awarded the sponsor's man of the match award after the game but admitted Mark Oxley was probably a better candidate.

He said: "I've got a couple of awards since coming to the club but I think Oxley deserved that one more than me today. He was different class. He made about three or four saves in the second half which were top draw so he can be happy with his performance."

Speaking about the game itself, the midfielder was delighted to get the three points but Latics were made to work for it.

"It was a scrappy game," explained the Scotsman. "They made us work hard but it was good to get the three points out of it. You're always told from a young age to finish across the goalkeeper and luckily today, I hit it well and got the goal."

Harkins' performances have caught the eye of a lot of supporters since his arrival in January and he will be hoping to take his good form into the game with MK Dons on Tuesday night. 

"We owe them one from last week," admitted the 29-year-old. "We would have won if we kept 11 men on the field so hopefully we can take this result on to Tuesday and get three points."

Watch the full interview on Latics Player.

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