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Kelly: “We Should Be Winning Our Home Games.”

23 August 2015

Manager Darren Kelly rued the lapse in concentration which allowed Shrewsbury Town to equalise and earn a point yesterday.

After Liam Kelly put Latics ahead from the penalty spot early into the second half, James Collins equalised with 20 minutes of the game remaining in route one fashion.

Speaking after the game, Kelly said: "I thought for 70 minutes that game was ours to take but we had a lapse in concentration and conceded a soft goal. 

"Ideally we would have liked to create more chances and penetrated them more in the final third but it wasn’t to be. 

"When we were in possession we showed some good quality in getting out of some good tight areas. The supporters were tremendous again but we need to win our home games because this is our fortress. 

“The boys put in a shift but I’m disappointed not to get the win, and it feels like a defeat if I’m honest.”

Experienced midfielder David Dunn started his first game for the club after signing at the start of the season.

The former Blackburn Rovers man won the penalty for Latics but was substituted on 72 minutes which was a planned move by the gaffer.

“We are building him up,” Kelly said. "70 minutes was right for him. He has come in and not had a pre-season behind him so it’s about managing him and seeing him through everything.

“You look at the midfield we have got and we can hurt any team but today it just was not to be."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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