Midfielder Giles Coke is determined to make up for lost time as he signed a two-year deal with Oldham Athletic this afternoon.
Coke has been unfortunate with injuries over the past two seasons but believes this move could restart his career.
He said: “I don’t like talking about my past. I’ve had so many interviews talking about how bad it’s been.
“It has been bad due to injuries but that’s football and it happens. I’ve got a fresh start now with Oldham Athletic, I love football and I can’t wait to get going.
“It’s been a tough few years for me but it’s just great to finally get something sorted and get going.
“It’s a good club. I spoke to the manager and chairman and I like what I hear and they want to push the club in the right direction.”
Coke has played in the opening two pre-season fixtures for Latics against Ashton United and Curzon Ashton.
“I’ve really enjoyed it,” he commented. “I love football so playing however many games I just did is good for myself.
“It’s always nice to score but the most important thing is the team and the two wins will be good mentally going into the season.”
Latics embark on their Sky Bet League Two campaign at home to MK Dons in just under three weeks time and Coke is aiming high next season.
“I just take each game as it comes,” he said. “I want to get promoted like any other person in the dressing room, as well as the manager, so that’s the target for next season as a team.
“Personally, I just want to play as many games as I can, stay fit and give 100% and do my best.”