Oldham forward Jonathan Forte always knew he was capable of scoring the goals which have landed him the Player of the Month award.

The 28 year-old has had an impressive October, netting five times, and has been rewarded with the Player of the Month prize.

Forte’s goals have helped Oldham into the League One play-off spots, and show a stark contrast to the player who had been struggling for form and game time at Southampton.

But the new Boundary park hero told SkySports: “I haven’t been involved for the last few years at Southampton, so I just wanted to get out there and do as best I can.

“I was at Southampton and not really doing anything and at the end of the season I knew I had to knuckle down and put myself back on the map. I wasn’t involved, but Lee Johnson has given me the opportunity to be.

“It’s stop-start when you’re on loan. It wasn’t great for myself, I was getting games here, there and everywhere. Obviously you are wanted there, but you aren’t actually their player. I wanted something different, and now I’m at Oldham Athletic. You feel wanted. That’s a good thing.

“I knew I could do it before, it was just getting the opportunity to do that. The opportunity wasn’t really there. I knew I could do it, I just needed that chance. Now I’m at Oldham and I’ve taken it.”

Forte then went on to say where he and the team go from here: “Everyone wants to do well for yourself. When the team is doing well as well, that makes it even better.

“Hopefully we can continue carry on playing as well as we can. We know what we can do, and get better as well. When January comes, you’re heading towards the business end of the season and you want to push on and get promoted.”


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