Oldham star keen to repay fans’ faith

Date published: Sunday, September 9, 2012

Oldham player Miles Greenwood says victory against Workington Town in this weekend’s Co-operative Championship One play-off at Derwent Park  would be the first step towards repaying the fans for their support this season.

Oldham missed out on promotion to the Championship but are still in with a chance of securing the Championship One play=off trophy and Greenwood says the side are determined to end the season on a high.

“We see the chance to get through to a final as being massively important for us and all involved with the club,” he said. “It’s been a really hard season for our fans as they haven’t had a lot to cheer about.

“The play-offs is all for them now and we want to book our place at Warrington so we can give them a good day out as payback for the great support they have given us throughout the year.”

Sunday’s game will see Oldham and Workington face-off for the second time in three weeks and it was the Roughyeds who came out on top last time in a 28-18 win. The former Halifax full-back is confident that they can repeat that result.

“We’ve been below par quite a lot this season and we’re frustrated with how the season has panned out for us, but we’re really keen to show people what we are capable of now,” said Greenwood.

“It’s going to be a tough game, matches against Workington always are. They’re a big set of lads and they’re an aggressive side to play but we fronted up against them and got the result a few weeks ago and we’ve taken a lot of confidence from that game.

“We’re definitely confident that we can get the win again and we’ve all been training with a smile on our faces. We’ve been going well and improving recently and we’re enjoying it so we’re expecting it to be a good game.”