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Dunn: “It Was A Good Solid Point For Us.”

20 September 2015

Interim manager David Dunn was pleased with the response from his players after yesterday’s 1-1 draw away to Doncaster Rovers.

After the home side took the lead through central defender Andy Butler, Latics responded well, drawing level ten minutes later through on-loan man Jonny Burn.

However, after last week’s disappointing home defeat to Peterborough United, Dunn was happy with the way his side responded to that set-back.

He said: "I don’t think you can ever underestimate a point in football. Doncaster are fighting for their lives so we knew it was going to be difficult so it was a good solid point for us.

"We had a really good reaction all week, starting last monday and the lads carried it on today so it pleases me, especially after a bad result last week. 

"Let’s not get too carried away. There is a lot of work to be done but one thing is for sure, we will be doing a lot of work to put things right.” 

A lot of Rovers’ attacking play came from set pieces and that is something Dunn had warned his side about. "We said at half time about conceding silly free kicks and corners because Doncaster have a decent sized team,” he commented. 

"They got a lot of their momentum by us giving away silly free kicks so as a team we need to have a little bit more discipline. 

"We knew they would be dangerous from set pieces so I’m a little bit disappointed with their goal. The lads showed great character and great togetherness to get back into the game.”

Goalscorer Burn required stitches to a head wound in the second half, something which eventually forced him off. “He has had some stitches in his head and I would have liked to have stuck with him on the pitch,” he said.

“As we know, though, away from home, without being too critical of people, the stitches happen a bit quicker when the home team need them and it was taking a lot longer than I wanted so it was better to get another body on.”

Latics now have a full week to prepare for next week’s game with rivals Wigan Athletic and Dunn admitted there could be some new faces in the side before that clash.

“It will be a busy week in terms of recruiting,” he said. "We tried to get Jay [Fulton] in before today and just missed out on that but expect to see some centre forwards coming in this week.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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