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Captain Praises Defence After Back-To-Back Clean Sheets

29 March 2016

Captain Liam Kelly praised his side’s defensive work after keeping two clean sheets over the Easter period.

A clean sheet on Saturday against league leaders Burton Albion was followed up with a vital clean sheet against fellow strugglers Chesterfield as Latics sealed a massive three points.

Kelly said: “It’s two clean sheets in two games which is a massive plus for us and we managed to get the goal which won it for us. 

"I don’t think Joel’s had a save to make throughout the game so we knew one goal was going to win it. It was a tough game but I thought our performance was good today.

"We are creating chances but I’d love to see us scoring one or two more goals. A win is a win and we move on to the next one.”

Mike Jones scored the only goal of the game against the Spireites after coming on as a second half substitution.

"It’s something he did all last season. He enjoys cutting inside and getting his shot away and he’s scored a lot of goals like that,” commented the 25-year-old. 

“I don’t think the goalkeeper has seen it until late but it was a great finish and we are glad he got it.”

Despite picking up four points from the Easter period, Latics still find themselves in the bottom four, but have closed the gap further on teams around them.

“I’ve not really kept an eye on other results but I’ve heard a few things. We can only affect what we do on the pitch,” explained Kelly. 

"We can’t affect other results so we need to keep doing what we are doing. If we do that then we will be absolutely fine.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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