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Wizard Of Oz

25 October 2015

The 'Wizard' put in a magical display against Doncaster Rovers.

He has been nicknamed 'Harry' and 'Wizard' in the last few weeks by manager Graham Westley and he weaved a spell for Peterborough United as Doncaster Rovers were put to the sword at the ABAX Stadium.

The former Dulwich Hamlet man played a starring role, creating one and scoring his third goal in six games as Posh ran out 4-0 winners with Gabriel Zakuani, Callum Elder and Conor Washington also on the score-sheet.

'It was a really enjoyable day for me and for the team,' Oztumer said. 'I think when you play the diamond system you are relying on good runs ahead of you and I thought Conor and Souleymane Coulibaly were excellent, they made it easier for me.

'We created lots of chances and on another day we would have ran out even more comfortable winners, but we were happy with the victory and the clean sheet.

'The manager and Macca (Grant McCann) have been fantastic with me, they have given me a lot of belief and confidence. Grant is always talking to me, every day he gives me information and I am improving as a player. The gaffer has given me a few good nicknames and that is great because it shows he likes me and what I am doing.

'The management team deserve a lot of credit for that. I feel I am a much better player now, it is up to me now to remain consistent. My body feels strong and I feel I am better equipped for league football now.

'When I first joined the club, my body wasn't ready for it. I was a part-time player, suddenly I was doing double sessions and I picked up an injury that needed to be operated on. I worked hard to get back into the team, but at the time, we weren't getting the rub of the green.

'Darren Ferguson brought me to the club and I owe him a lot for that and I have no doubt he will be a successful manager for Doncaster. The team were going through a tough patch last year, we were desperately unlucky in games and things weren't going our way.

'I am looking forward to the next game, this performance and result was a good one, but it has gone now, we need to focus on Coventry next week,' Oztumer said.

The 5ft 3" creative midfield man also thanked the club's supporters for their backing after he was named the sponsors Man of the Match for his display.

'The fans have been brilliant to me since I joined the club and I am really thankful for their support,' Oztumer concluded.


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