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Wellens: “I’ve Got A Lot Of Affection For This Club.”

27 November 2015

Club News

Wellens: “I’ve Got A Lot Of Affection For This Club.”

27 November 2015

Midfielder Richie Wellens is delighted to be back at Oldham Athletic, eight years after leaving the club.

Wellens, a key part of John Sheridan’s side that reached the play-offs in 2007, rejoined the club from Doncaster Rovers yesterday.

Manager David Dunn was keen to the player back at the club, and Wellens is ecstatic to be back.

He said: “It’s a club I know well and I’ve got a lot of affection for it so I’m looking forward to get going and playing some games.”

The 35-year-old scored eight goals in 101 appearances during his first spell with the club which turned him into a fans’ favourite and he is looking forward to getting back on the Park surface.

"I’ve been back a few times but with the new stand, it looks pretty good. Hopefully we can start getting more people through the turnstile. 

"I remember a long time ago we were getting 11 or 12 thousand and obviously we got beat in the play-offs, but they were great times. Hopefully we can get more people coming to the game and try and lift us up the table.”

Latics currently find themselves in the bottom four of the division but Wellens knows there is a lot of quality in the side to turn around the recent run of form. 

“Doncaster played Oldham earlier in the season and Oldham were a good side,” he said. “I came to the Barnsley game last week and in the second half there was only one winner. 

"There were bits where you can manage the game a bit better. I walked into the dressing room this morning and the atmosphere was fine. 

"Training was fine, also so it’s not all doom and gloom. Two or three results can change a season around and we are looking to do that.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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