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Edmundson Thrilled With Spell In The Side

3 September 2018

George Edmundson is enjoying the opportunity for the run of games he’s been having in the side this season.

Edmundson has been ever-present in the team so far, forming a formidable partnership with Captain Peter Clarke to which the academy product is relishing.

“Clarkeys been there and done it so I’m just taking every game as it comes.” He said.

“Learning from him about what to do what not to do is helping me to improve, so hopefully I can continue to stay in the team next to him.” 

Injuries and illnesses have prevented a consistent back four from being formed, but Edmundson doesn’t think it has an impact on the team.

“Sam (Graham), Tom (Hamer), Rob (Hunt) are all good players so we have confidence in them all.” He commented.

“If someone's ill or injured or can't play for whatever reason we have confidence that any of them can come in and do a good job or in Rob's case switching to left back.”

Despite the late winner on Saturday the central defender believed that Latics deserved the three points in the end.

“It was a tough game, but I thought we deserved to win, all over the park we were the better side and I think we deserved the three points.

“That's the first time I’ve been involved in a last-minute goal and to be the person that had a part to play in the goal was an unbelievable feeling.”

The win on Saturday meant it was now five games unbeaten for Oldham as they climbed up into a playoff place and Edmundson says the mood in the dressing room is better than ever.

“The mood is top, all the lads are buzzing, so we’ve just got to keep going and we're happy that we won, but we go onto Tuesday against Barnsley looking to continue the form.”

Edmundson also gave praise to the fans after just over 4000 supporters turned up to Boundary Park on Saturday.

“When the fans get cheering it doesn't half give you that little 1% boost, so I hope they can continue to do that for us because they were brilliant again."


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