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Croft: "It Feels Like I'm Coming Home."

20 May 2015

Winger Lee Croft is excited to be starting his third spell with Oldham Athletic after signing a pre-contract agreement to join the club on July 1.

Croft has enjoyed two loan spells with the club, notably winning the Player of the Season award for his contribution in the 2012/13 season.

The 29-year-old joined St Johnstone and enjoyed a two-year association with the club, helping them win the Scottish Cup in his first season.

After re-joining Latics for a third time, Croft spoke of how the move came about: "I always keep in touch with Dean and I wished him luck on the manager's role and stuff so I came back to a game last year during the international break," he said.

"It was then just a case of the new gaffer coming in and being keen to do something. As soon as I met up with him, we got along great and I know where I want to be.

"I knew of Darren and I know as soon as he signed here and showed interest, I was interested myself. As soon as I met him and he talked to me, discussing the things he wanted to do with the club, he sold it to me straight away. 

"It feels like I'm coming home really."

In 57 appearances for the club during his previous spells, Croft has yet to register a goal with the club and that is something he wants to change.

"I was more remembered for my creating goals rather than scoring them so that's definitely something I want to add," he explained. "I definitely want to chip in with a few this time around."

Croft already has one eye on next season and will work hard to bring success to the football club. "I'm in great shape and probably the best I've ever been in really," Croft said.

"I am looking forward to coming back in pre-season, working hard and hitting the ground running next season."

Watch the full interview on Latics Player.

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