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Gerrard: "I Give 100% In Every Game And Every Training Session."

20 March 2015

New loan signing Anthony Gerrard is looking to hit the ground running with Latics after a frustrating season with his parent club, Huddersfield Town.

Gerrard signed on an emergency loan until the end of the season with a point to prove after being deemed surplus to requirements at the West Yorkshire side.

After just four appearances this season, Gerrard has assured supporters he is ready for the battle for the remaining games of the season. 

He said: "It's been a frustrating time for me playing with the under 21's at Huddersfield and not being involved. I played well and had a good season but started this season injured but the manager said I wasn't needed so I've been waiting for things to happen. 

"One thing I have been doing since being left out of the fold at Huddersfield is putting myself through it because you never know when your chance might come. I'm more than ready to play games.

"I give 100% in every game and in every training session. I don't come up the field with any regrets. I'm more of a communicator more than anything. You need that on the field, especially in the modern day. I'm a bit of a leader and a old-school throw-back. 

"If something is there to be done on the field, I do it. May that be a good thing or a bad thing but I don't do things by half. I'm here to do well."

Gerrard's first game for Latics will be in tomorrow's clash with Crewe Alexandra and he is hoping to get off to a winning start with the club.

"Crewe are struggling and then they picked up with Nicky Ajose scoring bags of goals so we know they carry a threat so it's about stemming the tide for Oldham," commented Gerrard. 

"Two defeats in our last two games isn't fantastic so we'll plug away and get back to winning ways."

Goals are something the 29-year-old likes to add to his game. "I've only scored two goals in the last two games which is a poor return for me," he admitted. 

"I think my best scoring season was six at Hull on loan so if I can contribute a few goals whilst I'm here it will benefit me and the club."

Watch the full interview on Latics Player

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