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Dickov wants winning to become a habit

31 July 2012

Manager delighted to beat star-studded City

Latics came through their toughest pre-season challenge so far with flying colours as they defeated Manchester City 2-1 in tonight's friendly at Boundary Park.

It was a performance which delighted manager Paul Dickov as Latics faced a side containing six of their Euro 2012 stars.

Dickov won't be getting carried away, however, saying his side must replicate the form when the action kicks off for real a week on Monday.

He said: "City showed us a lot of respect when you look at their starting line up.

"It was a good workout for the lads and our toughest pre-season game by far.

"We had to play a different type of game hitting them on the break.

"We have to remember it is only a pre-season game and results don't count at this stage.

"It is nice to win and I want us to get into the habit of winning and it becomes natural."

Dickov has one final friendly as Huddersfield Town visit Boundary Park on Saturday.

"They are a Championship side so it will be another tough game, but another win won't go amiss," he said.


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