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28 September 2015

Max chats goal scoring, celebrations and Millwall.

  • Max Power on first goal for Latics.
  • ‘No better feeling’ says midfielder on goal.
  • Power keen to take opportunities.

“I feel like it’s been a long time coming,” said Max Power after scoring in Latics’ 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic on Saturday, as he notched his first goal for the club since arriving in the summer from Tranmere Rovers.

“I’ve been chomping at the bit to get my first goal for the club,” he continued.

“It didn’t end up being the winning goal, but I think with the circumstances of the match we’re happy to take the point away from Oldham.”

Power’s strike, just over half an hour into Saturday’s game, was a sure fire contender for goal of the week in Sky Bet League One, and he said there was no better feeling as he talked us through the motions.

“I had a little pop at Reece (James) last week because we had a similar situation against Fleetwood and he didn’t give me the ball.

“When we were in the dressing room at half time he said that he’d remembered that and that’s why he played it across for me, it was perfectly weighted from him and I just hit it as hard as I could with a really clean contact.  I was delighted to see it go in.

“There’s no better feeling than scoring a goal, I’m a passionate lad and I like to share moments like those with the fans, and my family of course, who were behind the goal.

“For 10 seconds it’s a blur and you just enjoy yourself in the moment, I even managed to get my little dance in which I’ve been waiting to do.”

Watch Max's goal below.

Latics are now in the process of preparing for the visit of Millwall at the DW Stadium on Tuesday evening, a fixture Power says can go a long way to making the draw with Oldham into a very good point.

“We’re going into two home games now and in seven days the draw with Oldham could turn out to be a very good point if we can pick up two wins at the DW Stadium.

“Our start at home has been excellent, we’ve played some good football at the DW and I’ve enjoyed it every time I’ve stepped onto the pitch.

“Millwall won’t be easy, they came down to League One as well and they’ll be desperate to prove a point, just as much as we are.”

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