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Palmer Eyeing More Goals After Notching First Last Night

16 March 2016

Midfielder Matt Palmer is hoping to build on his goal last night and help keep Oldham Athletic in Sky Bet League One.

The Burton Albion loanee finished off a passing move on 53 minutes to secure Latics the vital victory over relegation rivals Blackpool. 

Speaking after the game, Palmer said: “It was a difficult game and a big occasion playing against a team at the bottom near us so it is great to come out with three points and build on that for Saturday. 

"The manager made a slight tactical tweak to the team at half time and it seemed to work. We came out in the second half and went for it and we obviously got the goal. 

“Kells played me in and I saw Aaron who held the ball up really well. He managed to pass the ball back to me and I just managed to put it in the top corner so I’m delighted to get the winner. Hopefully I can do that on Saturday and notch a couple more. 

"We needed them three points just as much as Blackpool did. We’ve got two games in hand on other teams and we have to keep building, keep working hard and hopefully on Saturday we can get them three points again.”

Palmer has made himself popular with the Oldham Athletic supporters with his impressive displays and he wanted to thank them for their support.

“The fans were really good tonight,” he commented. 

“When I went to take a corner, the noise was really good and obviously when you score it’s a great feeling but just to help the team out and get the three points is the most important thing.”

With his growing popularity, the 21-year-old is well aware of the chant sang to him in the stands.

“I’ve been told it was to do with Roger Palmer so he’s scored a few goals and I probably won’t get anywhere near his but hopefully I can get a few,” he said.

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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