Oldham Athletic defender Connor Brown on his move to Brunton ParkOldham Athletic defender Connor Brown spoke to us about his loan spell with the club shortly before his first training session on Tuesday morning.
"I only found out Carlisle were interested before training yesterday [Monday]," he said. "The gaffer asked me if I was happy to come up here and get some game time, so I said yes straight away. I need to get some games under my belt so I was happy to come here and do that.
"I've played against Carlisle a few times so I know they're a big club with a nice stadium. The fans are good so I was happy when I found out which club it was that was interested in me. I think we actually won against Carlisle the last time we played them but hopefully I can help to get some points for the team during this month."
"The fact that I've came down a division doesn't bother me," he told us. "It's league football, which is important, and I'm just happy to have the chance to play 90 minutes of football.
"I'd been asking if I could go out and get some games so I was really pleased when I was told I could. I'm not the type of player who is happy sitting on the bench and I don't want to just watch the season go by."
"I don't know any of the players apart from after playing against them. We've got a good set of lads here though with a lot of young players. We can hopefully get a good run going and try and climb up the table."
"The FA Cup makes dreams come true and I think beating Liverpool has to be my highlight. We drew with Everton and then lost at Goodison Park. We've actually drawn Liverpool three seasons in a row and not many teams get to do that.
"Peterborough will be a tough game. I played against them earlier in the season. They're a good side but the FA Cup is made for upsets and hopefully we can be one of them on Saturday. That game was the last 90 minutes I played. I was used as a left back so I just want to get games under my belt and push on."
"The manager here has told me to go out there and play my game," he explained. "He told me to defend first then earn the right to play after that.
And on his previous loan experiences, he said: "When I was at Sheffield United I went out to a couple of Conference North clubs, when I was 19. I think those loans were really good for me because I was used to playing in the reserves. It was suddenly men's football where the results really mattered.
"I'm definitely ready for this move. There are always nerves when you're meeting new people but once I get used to the lads I think I'm really going to enjoy it here.