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Higdon Looking To Hit The Ground Running

23 September 2015

On-loan striker Michael Higdon hopes to hit the ground running after signing on loan from Sheffield United today.

The 32-year-old, who brings with him a wealth of goals in the Scottish divisions, starts his three month loan spell with the club and spoke about how the move initially came about.

He said: "I want to get back playing football. I’ve not played much over the past two years for one reason or another so I’m looking forward to getting out on their on Saturday and getting some goals. 

“I spoke to the manager at Sheffield United and we came to an agreement that I wasn’t getting as many minutes as I liked. 

“I asked about the possibility of going out on loan and Oldham came straight in so it feels like an ideal opportunity for myself.

"I’ve not missed a days training since the season started. Leaving a big club like Sheffield United is disappointing but this is a good opportunity for me to crack on and I’m looking forward to it.”

The striker becomes David Dunn’s third signing since taking on the managerial reigns at the club and he wants Higdon to express himself.

“He’s told me to lead from the front and bring a bit of experience into a pretty inexperienced team,” the 6’1” striker said.

"I like to think I’m quite effective when the ball comes up to me and I’m not bad in the air. Hopefully I can get on the end of a few crosses and help out in both boxes so that’s what we are looking to do.”

Higdon has 99 league goals to his name to date and is hoping he will notch his 100th on Saturday as Wigan Athletic are the visitors to Park.

“I’m looking forward to that one and I can’t wait to get going,” he said. “Hopefully I’ll be in the team and we can get the three points."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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