Deado delighted to be back

Last updated : 14 January 2009 By Dave Moore
Dean Windass has been telling of his delight to be back into a first team place and told, "After five months of frustration, it's taking just one game for my new club Oldham to get the buzz back. I've had a smile on my face all day. I played the full 90 minutes on Monday night against Hartlepool and although I was denied a dream debut by the post and the bar, I still played a full part in our 2-1 win which keeps us in the promotion hunt."

"After being told I could move on by Hull there was a lot of speculation about where I would be going. I turned down three Championship clubs to move to Boundary Park and I think I've made a great choice. From what I saw on Monday night this is a team going places. There were a lot of scouts there watching the younger lads and if I can help them develop and progress it would be a great bonus. The manager John Sheridan told me to go out and enjoy myself and although I've got nothing to prove to anyone, it was nice get out there and get stuck in."

"I was deeply upset at leaving Hull again, especially as I still don't believe I was given a fair chance this season. I could have stayed and picked up my money until the end of the season, but that just isn't me. I want to carry on playing for the next 18 months. I didn't get a chance to say a proper goodbye but there were no hard feelings and I'll be ringing Phil Brown in the next couple of weeks to wish him well. Leaving the KC doesn't mean that I'm not a supporter anymore. Hull are my club and they always will be and I'm praying they stay in the Premier League. After a great start to the season they can't seem to buy a win at the moment, but if they can just get one the confidence will come flowing."