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Edmundson Relieved To Grab A Goal

18 November 2018

Defender George Edmundson was happy to get on the scoresheet in the 3-1 win over Cambridge United on Saturday.

Edmundson, who has played in every minute of every game this season so far, rose highest from Dan Gardner’s corner to drag Latics back level before Jordan Lyden and Callum Lang sealed the victory.

The goal came as a welcome relief to Edmundson, who came under some criticism for not getting enough goals from manager Frankie Bunn, but the academy product knows himself he needs to contribute with a few more.

“I've set myself targets of at least five goals this year, I was hoping for more by Christmas, but I've missed a few chances in the past couple of games, so to get the goal was a big relief.” He said.

“It was me being in the right place at the right time, it was a good ball and Ish (Miller) has helped by blocking my man and it was just there to be won, so I put it in the back of the net.”

Latics produced their second comeback win of the week and Edmundson puts that down to the belief and spirit the squad has in one another.

“We were all having a dance in the changing room after the game, but even when we've lost or drawn the team spirits never been lost.” He commented.

“It's been there from the start and the last three performances have been really good which I believe the fans are just starting to see with everything coming into place.”

Despite the comeback victory, Edmundson accepts that he’d rather start games in a better fashion, so the team can make life easier for themselves.

He also said that some strong words from the manager was the incentive to go out and turn things around in the second half.

“It wasn’t the best way you want to go about games coming from one nil down, but to do that in the way we did I thought was excellent.

“We weren't at the races, everything the gaffer told us to do we didn't.

“We weren't winning the first or the second balls, our passing wasn't great, but the gaffer give it us at half-time and got a reaction from us.”

Edmundson put the second half performance simply down to the team working harder than they did in the first.

“We did everything with more energy, we were getting into players and putting tackles in which we weren't doing first half.

“It was just about putting ourselves about and it wasn't down to our ability in the second half it was just the fact we worked harder, plain and simple really.”

Latics now have a week to prepare for the next game which comes away at Tranmere Rovers and Edmundson feels it will be a refreshing week of preparation with they’re being no Tuesday fixture.

“It's good to get no Tuesday game, I know you want to play as many games as you can, but it's nice to have a week where we can just prepare.

“It'll be a tough game and a great atmosphere, I played against Tranmere last season, so I know what it's like, but I know Oldham will bring a lot of fans I'm sure, so it'll be a very good atmosphere and a good game.”


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