Charlie Jolley rounded off his first appearance for Rovers since being recalled with an 89th minute in what was an unforgettable game for the 20-year-old.
“I don’t think on Monday morning I expected what was going to happen but that’s football, one minute you can be there and the next I’m playing tonight. It’s what I want and it’s why I went out on loan - to prove that I can help the team at this level and I tonight I was given the chance so now I’ve just got to kick on and take nothing for granted.”
Jolley wasn’t fazed by the task of facing the step-up in quality of defenders as he lined up against the Latics at Boundary Park.
“You can’t be [fazed] in men’s football and that’s what I’m learning. After training with the lads every day and being here for nine or ten months now and having the opportunity to play for Chester for a few weeks, I know you can’t back down from the challenges and you have to take them into your stride and that’s what I’m trying to do.”
On his role in the team, Jolley was clear about what he wants to do when he gets game time under Micky Mellon.
“That’s a striker. I’m not very good outside the box but inside the box I like to tap them in so if I can carry on doing that then I’ll be happy to do so.”
And when asked about the support from the super white army, the youngster was delighted with the travelling support on Tuesday evening.
“They’ve supported us all game and you could hear them from the first minute to the last. After a tough game at the weekend, they’ve stood by the players, the manager and the staff and obviously I’d like to thank them for being so supportive and helping us through the final five or ten minutes to get the win.”