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Smith: "I Caught It Perfectly"

26 March 2014

Korey Smith smashed a goal of the season contender last night as his strike ensured Latics came away from Leyton Orient with a point.

The midfielder, who scored only his second goal in a Latics shirt last night, spoke of the goal and his emotions after seeing it ripple into the back of the goal.

He said: "I caught it perfectly on my foot and it was a really nice connection. I was really buzzing for the team when it went in.

"It was nice to get my second of the season. I'd like to add more to my game so it was nice to get more but the most important thing really was that it was a very valuable point."

The captain, who has struggled with injury recently, admitted that belief is the key behind Latics' three game unbeaten run.

"We came into the game believing that we can win it. I feel in the last couple of weeks we've really come together," stated Smith. "The fans have got behind us and the whole club have been fantastic. We've been working hard over the last couple of months and it's starting to show now in our performances.

"We're three games unbeaten now. We came to third in the division and we've performed really well and that's the most important thing."

Speaking about his injury, the 23-year-old gave an update on his current situation.

"I'm trying to manage my injury at the moment," said the former Norwich man. "I'm not training as much as usual but I'm getting out there for the games as much as I can to help the team." 

Watch the full interview on Latics Player. 

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