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Holden: "It's Important To Stand Together."

6 March 2015

Caretaker manager Dean Holden stressed the importance of standing together as a team as they face the league's bottom side Yeovil Town tomorrow.

Holden's men travel to Somerset today ahead of tomorrow's encounter with the Glovers and feels togetherness is important to maintain an unbeaten run.

He said: "It's important to stand together on the pitch and show that you're a team. You saw the subs race on after Jones' goal and at the end they all went up to the fans together and that's the important thing for me because you'll be successful if you keep that spirit."

Yeovil, who are without a win in five games, will be tough opposition for Latics but Holden believes if his players make the right decisions, they will get a positive result.

"We have looked at the good bits and bad points from the other night," commented the 35-year-old. It was mostly good bits but we did get a little deep and invite balls into our box but we did defend them. When we were beat, Jake pulled off some world-class saves and we were very good.

"We move on quickly and we'll spend the day looking at Yeovil. We touched on a few things yesterday but we'll get together as a group today and look at their strengths and weaknesses and prepare properly."

He continued: "If we go down there with the same mentality we did the other night then we'll be more than a match for anybody. I would fancy us to get the three points. 

"A 1-0 win would do us nicely like it did the other night. It is important we stay solid because it gives you the chance to get the ball back and getting your exciting players in the right areas to score the goals. We will look to go down there, remain solid, have a good shape about us and score a few goals." 

With one loss and one victory to his name, Holden summed up his thoughts after his first full week in charge.

"It's great and I'm really enjoying it," he admitted. "As I said from day one, I'll make sure I enjoy it because if I'm enjoying it then I'm giving it everything. 

"I'm learning very quickly but it's about keeping the lads right. There are some good footballers in there and they manage themselves well. All the staff are working every hour to make sure we have a successful period."

Watch the full interview on Latics Player.

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