Lockwood has ties

Last updated : 09 January 2014 By Dave Moore

New signing Adam Lockwood was born in Wakefield but his roots are in Oldham as his grandmother is from Royton and his late great-grandfather was a season-ticket holder at Boundary Park. Lockwood played with manager Lee Johnson at Yeovil and has made over 300 senior Football League appearances.

Lockwood said, “It’s a really good opportunity for me. I’ve actually been around for a while and I’ve been impressed with the whole approach. Oldham is definitely a club moving in the right direction. We are looking over our shoulders a little bit, but football is a funny game. When you suffer a defeat it’s strange to hear the opposition manager saying he’s beaten the better team, and that appears to have happened here a few times this season. From what I’ve already seen this squad is more than capable of pushing up the table and doing well, but you’ve got to keep reminding yourselves that you might be in a difficult position and you’ve just got to get out of it. Of course you can’t be complacent, but I don’t see a problem at all. The ability, energy and spirit is there in the squad, so maybe it’s a case of getting a bit more luck.”

“I know the gaffer and I know just how driven he is. It was a privilege playing with him, but now I know just how much he demands of his players as a manager. His standards are very high and the way he approaches the game is something that has always impressed me. Right down to the last little detail he insists on doing things right.”