ALFIE McCalmont is pleased his loan spell at Boundary Park has given him a reputation as a goalscorer.

The Leeds midfielder took his tally to nine for the season with his free-kick in Latics’ 5-2 win against Colchester on Friday night as Keith Curle’s men made it back-to-back League Two wins.

After making the most of an unusual set piece routine against the U’s, four of McCalmont’s goals have come in his last seven games.

He has not been shy of a spectacular strike either and admits his form in front of goal has caught some of his team-mates back at Elland Road by surprise.

“I wasn’t really renowned for scoring a lot of goals,” the 21-year-old said.

“Obviously I’ve tried to push a bit further forward and get into goalscoring positions, I’ve got there and put a few in the back of the net.

“The lads at Leeds are asking how I’m getting all these goals!

“I wanted to come here and prove a point and do well and I feel like I’ve done that.

“Hopefully that can carry on.”

The season at Latics is the first real taste of senior football for the Northern Ireland international who had made just two appearances in the League Cup for the Leeds first team.

With 34 appearances under his belt and five games of the season remaining McCalmont is confident he made the right move at just the right time for his career.

“Going out and playing games is the most important thing at my age,” he said having signed a four-year contract with his parent club before heading out on loan.

“Oldham’s a massive club and when the opportunity came I jumped at it.

“It’s been a long season but I’ve learned a lot. I love being here, the training, the lads, every time there’s a game I’m looking forward to it.

“Coming here is one of the best things I’ve done because it’s really helped me kick on and now I can look forward to the future and see what that holds.”

Latics head into their meeting with Morecambe at the weekend 16th in League Two with seemingly little to play for.

The Shrimps on the other hand are fifth and in the mix for automatic promotion.

McCalmont insists there will be not let up however as Latics look to make it three straight league wins for the first time since the tail end of the 2018/19 campaign.

“You can’t just say the season is finished,” he said.

“We’ve got five, six games to go, a lot of people are watching, we’ve got to put in good performances and obviously if you kick on at the end of the season and can take it in to next season then it will help the manager and the lads.”