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Simpson on his marks

25 September 2012

Robbie ready to say go

The 27-year-old Latics' striker, still without a competitive goal, admitted it has been a frustrating start to the 2012/13 campaign, both for him and the team.

Robbie Simpson believes it is only a matter of time before he breaks his goalscoring duck.

Simpson (pictured), who found the net three times in pre-season friendlies, believes had he reproduced last season’s form he could easily have scored at least four league and cup goals by now.

“I have had a couple of goals disallowed, but will keep working hard and to get into the right positions and sooner or later it will turn round,” he said.

Simpson added he is enjoying playing alongside new loan signing Matt Derbyshire saying the early signs of their partnership look good.

He said: “We are linking up well in training and learning how each other works and it has started well for Matt as he scored in each of his first two games.

“Let’s hope he can keep his run going and I can also chip in and we have a profitable goal tally between us.”

Simpson believes Latics are not far achieving success at Boundary Park.
“We are not far away and have been playing some good football."

“We were unlucky against Scunthorpe and I also thought we the better team at Brentford where we put them under relentless pressure for the last 20 minutes trying to get an equaliser.

He explained: “We are not far away and may be need a bit of luck. I am sure it will turn around if we keep performing the way we have done and we will win more games than we lose."

This is part of an interview which will be published in full in the matchday programme for Saturday's home game against Coventry City when Simpson will b e playing against his former club.

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