Oldham goalkeeping coach Paul Gerrard says he was surprised to make a brief return from retirement recently.
"It was surprising to happen so early on in the game," he BBC Radio Manchester. I've enjoyed trying to keep up with the youngsters.
"I've got to take my hat off to people like Brad Friedel and Mark Schwarzer."
The former Everton, Ipswich, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest and Stockport keeper made his playing comeback 10 minutes into Saturday's 2-0 loss to Bury following Alex Cisak's red card.
His first taste of action was to save a penalty from Andy Bishop but, following Cisak's suspension, started his first game since October 2009 against Crewe.
"I got a really good run out, about 80 minutes, and enjoyed it even though we got beat," he said.
"Obviously Alex has been suspended so I've had to play and I've enjoyed it again."