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Captain remains upbeat

15 September 2013

Smith seeks change of fortune

Korey Smith spoke of the frustration as Latics lost 3-2 to a last-gasp goal in their Sky Bet League 1 match at Rotherham United.

Latics' captain believes it won't be long before they enjoy a change of fortune.

He explained: "It hurt losing to such a late goal. It is frustrating because we know we are a good team, everybody knows we are a good team and fans can see we are trying really hard, but it is not going for us at the moment.

"We have to keep going and hopefully it will turn."

Smith added that it is still early in the season reflecting on his loan spell at Yeovil last season as a prime example.

He continued: "They lost six games in a row in September and went on to win promotion so it is still early in the season.

"We have to keep working hard and stay together and hopefully the fans stay on our side.

"They can see we are working hard and are trying to win games, but it is just not going for us at the moment, but I am sure we can turn it round and we get that bit of luck we aren't enjoying at the moment with decisions."

Smith took great encouragement from the way Latics played at Rotherham where they had 10 men for more than half the game.

He explained: "You see a lot of teams going down to 10 men and get absolutely played off the park and don't touch the ball.

"At times it didn't look like it and we played some decent football and made some really good chances and scored a couple of nice goals, including a brilliant one from Cristian (Montano).

"We just need one to go in off somebody's backside and also to cut out the little errors in our game.

"The way the fans clapped us off at the end shows they see we are a good team, and we appreciate their support ."

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