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Dunn: “I’m Absolutely Delighted.”

21 October 2015

Manager David Dunn could not hide his joy at the full time whistle as he recorded his first victory since taking charge of the club last month.

The gaffer was forced to go through every emotion last night as he saw his side go into the half time break one goal ahead courtesy of Mike Jones’ composed finish.

However, with only five minutes on the clock remaining, Nicky Ajose equalised for the Robins, causing heartbreak for the gaffer.

In a dramatic turn of events, Danny Philliskirk nipped in for the winner two minutes later to send the manager into a state of ecstasy, and he was buzzing after the game.

He said: "I was delighted with the performance tonight. As much as I was happy about defensively and our shape all over the pitch, I thought we played some great stuff, I honestly did. 

"I think it could have been more. We have made their goalkeeper make a few good saves and we are creating chances. 

“I think we kept them to having a couple of shots all game, so from our point of view, coming away from home, I know they have not had the best of times but a they are a team who can pass it well and can create problems but we were outstanding.

"I’m absolutely delighted, certainly for the players. They have worked their socks off again and as a manager, all you want is a group of players who are working hard for you and the fans could see tonight how much effort they are putting into the club and that’s really pleasing to see.”

Summing up his emotions when Ajose’s goal hit the back of the net, Dunn commented: “I thought it was cruel because it came out of nothing. 

“David [Cornell] is in there saying it came off his face and dropped in the net so there isn’t a lot you can do about that.”

With time running out, Philliskirk popped up to deservedly win the game for Latics and Dunn was full of praise for his Mr Reliable.

“I know he’s an attacking player but he does one hell of a shift off the ball today,” he said. “I thought he was outstanding tonight, as they all were.” 

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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