Latics Goalscorer Gary McDonald On The Game

Last updated : 03 February 2008 By Thetashkentterror
Gary McDonald
Oldham midfielder Gary McDonald spoke to the official Latics website tonight after his side's 2-0 win over Carlisle this evening, the ex-Kilmarnock man, who scored both the goals in the game, talking about Oldham's first home league win in over four months :

"When you go as long as we have without a home win it's nice to get that monkey off your back, and I think we did that with a good performance. The fans haven't had a lot to shout about with the way our home performances have been recently, so it was nice to get a good win for them too.

"The manager has had a moan at me about scoring more goals at home and I think I needed to start chipping in more. Defensively we've been brilliant, and now if we can start banging in a few goals we'll win more games than we lose.

"My first goal definitely caught the lad's ankle, but that was the bit of luck we needed in front of goal and I'll take them any way they come. Then Neal Eardley put a great cross in for the second goal, and with those kind of balls you don't really need to get much power behind it.

"Having a two-goal lead relaxed us a bit more and we kicked on from there. I've scored three times this month and January has been a good time for me. But I'm not setting any targets; I'm just hoping to keep it up as long as possible.

"Swansea away on Saturday is the kind of game you want to play in, and I'd rather be playing teams at the top of the table. We got a great 1-0 win there last year and it's a fantastic stadium -- one of those fixtures you look for at the start of the year. Them being top of the league is ideal for us, and all the lads are looking forward to it."