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Gerrard: “It’s Good To Be Back.”

21 January 2017

Anthony Gerrard committed his long-term future to Oldham Athletic yesterday and now cannot wait to kick start his third spell with the club.

The central defender signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the club yesterday and spoke of his delight to be back.

“It’s good to be back,” he said. “I need some games now. 

“I was supposed to sign at the start of December but unfortunately that couldn’t happen with the club situation but it’s all done and dusted now and hopefully we can push on and do the unthinkable again."

Latics have been impressive defensively this season, and Gerrard hopes to fit into the back four seamlessly. 

“The back four has been absolutely fantastic,” he commented. 

"I have played with Clarkey when I was 16 at Everton. He was a couple of years older than me but I played with him at Huddersfield as well so it will be nice to rekindle the partnership and keep the goals out. 

“There are only six or seven teams above us who have conceded less goals so it’s just the other end of the pitch where we need to rectify things. 

“Hopefully with the new additions we can sort that problem out."

The defender is aiming to hit the ground running, starting against his former side Shrewsbury Town this afternoon.

“I’m not here to coast by and float, I want to have a positive impact like I did last year,” he said. 

"We have got to aim again and hopefully we can do that. It’s the Shezurrection part two and hopefully we can rekindle what we had last season and push forward.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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