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O’Grady Happy To Be Back Amongst The Goals

1 April 2019

Striker Chris O’Grady was pleased to get back on the scoresheet on Saturday as Oldham Athletic beat Grimsby Town 2-0 at Boundary Park.

O’Grady opened the scoring before Callum Lang sealed the win in the second half and the frontman says the most important thing was to get that enjoyment factor back in the squad.

“The important thing is we enjoy ourselves and it's what we need to get back to doing.” He said.

“It's been a little while since we had that, but we worked really hard and got the result for that work, so it was an enjoyable day.”

O’Grady had been out of the team for the past month, but with Pete Wild reverting back to a 4-4-2 formation, he handed the striker a starting place.

He also said that the result was for the fans who turned out on Saturday and stuck by the team.

“Today was about getting back familiar again, especially for myself because I've not played for a little while.” He commented.

“It was a result for the fans more than everything because they've had to endure whatever has happened.

“If everyone is happy as they can be then the results come, and you enjoy it more.”

Speaking about his goal, O’Grady admitted that just before he netted his eighth goal of the season that he should have been in the position for the earlier cross.

However, has Lang’s cross came back in he was in the right place to provide the finish, a message that came from the Latics Head Coach.

“The message from the manager to me was to get across the front post when I could.

“There was a cross just before where I didn't which I realised I should have been there, but luckily it went back out wide, so I thought I'll get across this time and got the goal.”

With Wild back in charge it may provide a chance for O’Grady in the upcoming games and he says things are exactly the same as the first time.

“He's been great, it's pretty much same again in terms of the manager.

“You just do your best and because we have had Pete before we did well and we've done the same again, so hopefully that'll carry on.”

Latics are back in action tomorrow night as they take on Tranmere Rovers at Boundary Park (7:45pm).


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