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24 November 2017

Watch Ryan Colclough discuss the past week, in which he has celebrated the birth of his second child and scored twice on his first league start for Latics this season.

  • WATCH: Ryan Colclough on his "perfect hat-trick"
  • Colclough raced to hospital to witness the birth of his second son after starting Latics' match against Doncaster Rovers
  • Worldwide media attention has followed for the forward and his family

Colclough on the past week...

It has been a crazy week; great feelings both on and off the pitch. 

Firstly scoring two goals on my first league start and then even better witnessing the birth of my second son, it was a great feeling.

I have had a lot of support, a lot of messages which I have been really grateful for and they have meant a lot.

Colclough on baby Harley Thomas...

The baby is more or less just doing what a new-born baby does and that is sleeping, eating and having his nappy changed and that's about it.

His big brother has found it a little bit strange because he is used to having all of the attention but we made a massive fuss of him and he is now coming to terms with it and give his little baby brother a kiss yesterday.

Colclough on the moment he realised he needed to get to hospital...

I saw my Dad come down and he did the actions to suggest Steph's waters had broken and got the message to the manager.

Before I knew it, I was in the box, diving header, goal and the emotions ran wild.

I ran over to the manager, he said he'd get me off so I was straight down the tunnel, flip-flops on, keys, phone, ran to the car and got to the hospital as quickly and safely as possible.

Colclough on the media attention since...

When I got home, I looked at my phone and I couldn't believe it - it was amazing.

I'll remember it well and it will be something to tell my little boy when he is older.

Colclough on his performance against Doncaster...

I have had a couple of set-backs this season and it has been one of those up and down times for me.

I have mentioned Max previously and he has been really good with me; all of the boys have.

I have worked hard, have been coming early and the gaffer has given me my chance and I'd like to think I repaid him for that.

It is a big thing for me now to focus on my football, get my head down, work hard and hopefully show people what I can do.

Colclough on Max Power...

What happened with Max earlier this season happens in football but for me has given no reason for people not to like him and he is a great lad around the club, he works hard, he is a great trainer and he always gives 110% on the pitch, which I think most of the fans see and appreciate.

Colclough on Rotherham...

To be fair, all Harley is done is sleep so I have been OK. 

I will travel with the team tonight and I'll be in the hotel, get a good night's sleep and look forward to getting back out on the pitch.

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