Striker Craig Davies was delighted to help Oldham Athletic to their first win of the season and admitted it had been coming for a long time.
Striker Craig Davies was delighted to help Oldham Athletic to their first win of the season and admitted it had been coming.
The Welsh international netted Athletic’s second goal of the game and helped secure victory in dramatic fashion against Bristol Rovers.
He said: “It’s been coming, especially in the last three games from the Charlton game.
“We were 2-0 down in that game and we showed good spirit to get it back to 2-2 but Ousmane Fane got sent off which killed us a bit.
“We showed good fight and in the Fleetwood game, we were unfortunate to give away a penalty in the last minute but tonight again, it was disappointing to concede two at the end but I think it shows a lot of character to get the win.
“Bristol Rovers are a good team and it’s a hard place to come to. To take three points, I think it’s been coming for a long time.
“The changing room is buzzing because we’ve felt it would come for a while.”
Davies has now netted three goals in his last three games and he is keen to remained grounded.
“I’m working away and getting the points is the main thing. It’s always nice to score but it’s important we get the three points and climb the table,” he commented.
“We all believe we have a decent team and we are starting to gel a lot now. We have got a lot of good additions as well.
“Gevaro has come in and done well on the left and Eoin Doyle has been so good to play up front with.
“He runs, does a lot of hard work and covers a lot of ground and he deserved his goal as well tonight.”
The striker has also set up a good partnership with Irishman Doyle.
“I hadn’t seen him play a lot, I had only seen playing against him but because you’re concentrated on your own game, you’re not really focusing on other players around you but he has come in and done well since day one,” he said.
“He came in on deadline day and he has hit the ground running and his performances have shown that as well.”
123 fans made the journey in the cold, wind and rain to support Latics last night and Davies was full of praise for them.
He said: “They were really good tonight and they were really good against Fleetwood as well.
“They were louder than the Fleetwood fans on Saturday. There weren’t as many of them tonight but they still made the noise and pushed us over the line.”