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Gaffer Felt Latics Deserved All Three Points

28 September 2016

Manager Stephen Robinson praised the response from his players after yesterday’s 1-1 draw against Charlton Athletic.

After falling to a disappointing defeat on Saturday against Swindon Town, the gaffer made six changes to his side ahead of the game.

However, Josh Magennis gave Charlton Athletic the lead midway through the first half completely against the run of play.

Latics continued to dominate the game and finally found an equaliser through captain Peter Clarke in the last 10 minutes of the game.

Speaking about the performance, Robinson said: “The performance was terrific in terms of the football we played. 

“I was able to put some pace into the team which is something that we’ve waited a couple of weeks for now with Jamie Reckord, Cameron Dummigan and Ousmane Fane who broke things up in midfield. 

"I thought we were outstanding and Cammy Dummigan was outstanding. We passed the ball around really well and we are trying to evolve into a team that plays more. 

"It was probably Ryan Flynn’s best performance since he came to the club so to a man I thought we were better than them. We controlled the game for large parts and probably deserved to win the game.

“I gave them a bit of stick on Saturday but they showed tonight that they are willing to run that extra yard and the quality on show tonight was the most impressive part of our game."

Clarke’s equaliser was from a set piece which the manager admits is a key part of Athletic’s game.

“We are very good at set plays,” he admitted. “We work on it and we know the importance of it so we will score goals. 

“Even after we scored the equaliser we pushed for the winner, it wasn’t like we sat back. 

“The only disappointing thing is that we’ve not come away with the three points."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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