Writer: Site Staff
Date:Sunday October 20 2013
Manager Lee Johnson has said he was thrilled to see Adam Rooney get the winner against Carlisle as he believed his overall performance merited him getting on the scoresheet.
Rooney won and finished the penalty in the 26th minute which ultimately gifted us victory and all three points - our first win in seven - and speaking to the press, the gaffer was delighted with the effort of his striker.
'I'm really pleased that Adam got the winner because he was great up front. He organises, he closes down, he won the penalty and I was always confident that he would stick it away.'
The gaffer acknowledges that Rooney's form of late as been a bit indifferent, and that's something the player himself has admitted in talks, but there has been a marked improvement over the last two matches and no doubt both of them are hoping that he's now playing himself into a very rich vain of form and we'll all benefit from that.
Rooney may have been the obvious stand out performer on the night, but Johnson was also quick to point out the team's overall performance on the day, and again, he was delighted with the levels of the youngsters.
The only minor disappointment for him was that he felt we started to sit a little bit too deep towards the end, and whilst it's natural teams will do that to protect the win, he wants us to be a touch braver and whilst protecting ourselves, not nullify our own instincts to go on and kill the game by catching a team on the break.
It's also Oldham's first clean sheet of the season which should give everybody a boost, and hopefully now we'll really build on this and get our season going properly.
Date:Sunday October 20 2013
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