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Kelly: “We Want To Build Momentum.”

17 August 2015

Captain Liam Kelly wants to build early season momentum after putting in a man of the match display on Saturday to help beat Fleetwood Town 1-0.

The 25-year-old was key for Oldham Athletic on Saturday, winning crucial balls in the centre of the pitch as the Cod Army threw everything forward to get something out the game.

Latics stood resolutely and came out winners and it’s a victory which pleased the captain.

He said: "We want to build the momentum. It’s two games unbeaten, four points from six so hopefully we can keep it going. 

"It is nice to get the first win of the season and it will give us a bit of confidence. I don’t think we played great, I thought we played well in one or two spells but overall it wasn’t a great performance. 

"It was a resilient one and we stood up to the test with the barrage of long balls into the box at the end of the game.

"We started off poorly and that is unlike us because we’ve started off well in the last couple of games. You are not always going to play at your maximum and when you don’t, it’s nice to get the wins because that’s the signs of a good team.” 

Danny Philliskirk notched his second goal in as many games and the captain is hoping his teammate can continue his good run.

“It was a good finish by Danny and a good flick on by Rhys,” he commented. 

“It’s good to see Danny get two already this season and hopefully he can build on that and get to the high teens and into the 20s this season.”

Kelly will be part of the travelling party who travel down to Colchester this afternoon and he believes it is too early to take teams for granted.

"It’s still early to judge teams. Sometimes you get teams who are slow starters but for us it’s about keeping consistently and picking something up Tuesday night,” he said.

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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