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Robinson Delighted To Record First League Win As Manager

21 August 2016

Manager Stephen Robinson was delighted with yesterday’s 0-1 win over local rivals Bury.

An own goal on seven minutes separated the two sides as the gaffer claimed his first league win as manager of the football club.

Speaking after the game, Robinson said: “It was not just about the win, it was the manner of the win. 

"I thought we dominated large periods of the game and we created the clearer chances. 

"I said to the players that there were 1,500 fans here today and what they want to see is energy, desire, drive and passion and they gave it to them in abundance so we sent away a lot of people happy. 

“We made it a bit hard for ourselves in the last five minutes of the game with some of our decisions on the ball. 

“Ryan [Flynn] had a great chance, Billy [Mckay] had a couple half chances and Lee hits the post again but we’re in them areas of the pitch and creating a lot of chances. When they fall then we will be a decent team.”

The result also made it three clean sheets from three and the gaffer was quick to praise his goalkeeper.

“Connor Ripley was one of my first signings and was the first person I phoned when I knew I was getting the job,” he commented. 

“Connor can be anything that he wants, he is a talented boy and he was terrific today." 

Latics kept going until the end of the game and managed to grind out the win, which was something which pleased Robinson.

He said: “It’s been well documented that we were behind in pre-season but I don’t think we are behind anymore. 

“The amount of work rate and energy they put into the last four of five minutes speaks volumes for their character."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD

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