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Manager Big Influence Behind Mckay’s Move

14 July 2016

Striker Billy Mckay admitted manager Steve Robinson was the key factor behind his move to Oldham Athletic.

Mckay signed on a season long loan yesterday from Championship side Wigan Athletic and he is keen to repay the faith the manager has shown in him. 

He said: "I know the manager really well from Northern Ireland. He was assistant there when I was a player for them so I’m delighted to be working with him again.”

Mckay is a proven goalscorer, netting just over 91 competitive goals in his career thus far in just over 250 appearances.

“Hopefully I can continue that record whilst I’m here, get over that 100 goal mark and help the team to the best I can,” he admitted.

The 27-year-old has spent a large part of his career north of the border but is keen to succeed in the English divisions.

“I enjoyed playing in Scotland,” he said. "It was something different when I went up there four and a half years ago. It was my best spell as a player and I did well there. 

“I got my move down south but it’s not worked out how I’d like it to have but I’m delighted to be here and prove that I can do it down here."

The Wigan loanee is the second striker to sign since the manager joined the club and he is looking forward to linking up with Lee Erwin, who he knows well.

“I know Lee and I’ve played against him at Motherwell, so if it’s me and him up front then I’m sure we can get a really good partnership together,” said Mckay.

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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