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Clarke: "We're Not Getting Ahead Of Ourselves"

27 September 2017

Oldham Athletic captain Peter Clarke expressed his delight after beating Peterborough United but stressed the team are not getting ahead of themselves.

Speaking after the game, Clarke told iFollow Latics: "It’s nice to get a win and that’s a feeling we want to have on a regular basis, winning games when you’re play a competitive sport there’s no better feeling.

“It’s great for us as players, it’s great for the staff, for Richie Wellens, Tony Philliskirk, Carlo Nash and John Harbin, it’s wonderful for the fans and it gives a good feeling around the town.

“We’re not going to get ahead of ourselves, it’s one game but it’s certainly a nicer place to be than when you’ve lost a game.

“Although results haven’t gone our way previously there’s a good feeling in the dressing room.

“The opposition might have come here thinking we’re an easy touch, we’re down the bottom of the league but in the face of adversity people have got to show their true colours and we certainly came out fighting with a real intent and a real purpose about what we were going to do.”

The skipper has also praised interim manager Riche Wellens, who took the team for the first time since the departure of John Sheridan.

“We only found out the other morning and Richie was in the same situation. He’s not had a long time to prepare and get ready for the game but he was really thorough about the way we were going to play and he left it so we knew what we were about, what we were doing and how we could exploit them to win the game.

“Although we were a man short and they probably dominated proceedings when we were down to 10, we still had an attacking intent and a purpose about ourselves.

“The character amongst the lads is second to none, to be pegged back, to end up with 10 men, to be in the situation we were in, the character to come back from there and ultimately win the game and see it out was top draw.”

Next up, Latics face Portsmouth in the Sky Bet League One at Fratton Park on Saturday, September 30, 3pm kick off.


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