Paul Scholes has admitted he is relieved to have seen his new side Oldham Athletic overpower Yeovil Town 4-1 and pointed out that his target is to have the team play with freedom.

Scholes was appointed to take charge of the League Two side and his reign just started in the way every new manager want would want. Jose Baxter, Callum Lang Mohamed Maouche and Christopher Missilou were responsible in the process of handing the former Manchester United midfielder the dream start at his new home. Bevis Mugabi scored for Yeovil who are also having their own struggles in the lower division.

"After the game, I said ‘well done’. It was a tough night and not really a 4-1 game but I was proud with the way they battled. I’m a little bit disappointed with the (Yeovil) goal but pleased with the way they played on a tough pitch. Jose’s goal came at a great time just before half-time and that made us relax a little bit. The second goal was a good goal again but the goal conceded makes you wary but to get two goals late on just topped it off nicely." Scholes said.

The victory got Oldham to 11th, six points from the play-off places, with two home matches on the card. Scholes,44, wants to see his players enjoy their game and play with freedom in order to make fans happy and enjoy watching them.

"That’s what I want. I want them to express themselves and enjoy themselves. Fans want entertainment and that’s what we gave them. It’s a place I’ve come as a fan and I know you excite them when you entertain them. There’s a chance of the playoffs but I’m not looking far ahead. We’ll look at Crewe first on Saturday. I knew there was talent in the side and they’ve shown it.” Scholes said.