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Dunn Felt His Side Fully Deserved Point

20 December 2015

Manager David Dunn felt his side fully deserved their point yesterday as Danny Philliskirk grabbed a late equaliser for his men.

He headed home in the final seconds of the game to pull the scores level and earn a point against high-flying Coventry City.

Speaking after the game, Dunn said: "I thought it was a fantastic point for it and I thought we fully deserved the point. In the second half we were very good. 

"We set up in a shape to frustrate them and make them force passes and we did it very well. It’s disappointing to concede off a set piece but I thought without the ball we were very good today. 

"In the first half, we needed to be a lot better on the ball, there is no doubt about that. I thought we rushed things and we need to improve that. 

"When we went a goal down, it was as though the shackles got lifted. It’s a game of football and we need to be better, have more courage and keep the ball better.

"Every time we go on that pitch, we need to be hard to beat because we know we will score goals. Burton have only scored five more goals than us this season, and they are top of the league. The other side, however, hasn’t been as great.”

With 92 minutes on the clock, Philliskirk popped up in the box to win the game for Latics.

“I’m delighted for ‘Philly’ that he is a new dad which is always good, but for me personally, I’m delighted he got the equaliser,” Dunn added.

The manager reserved special comment for the supporters who travelled to Coventry yesterday.

“It’s not an easy time at Christmas to come and pay that hard earned money and watch us, certainly on the back of three defeats, so it was a really big effort from them and they have gone home with a little smirk on their faces,” he said. 

“Merry Christmas to all supporters and a Happy New Year."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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