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Robinson Left Frustrated After Defeat To Shrewsbury Town

4 September 2016

Manager Stephen Robinson was understandably frustrated after yesterday’s 2-3 defeat to Shrewsbury Town.

After Latics conceded three goals, he felt his side should have been awarded two penalties in the game. 

Josh Law had given Latics the lead midway through the first half before three goals for the visitors turned the game on its head.

Lee Erwin pulled a goal back in the final 10 minutes of the game and in injury time, Freddie Ladapo smashed the crossbar from close range as Latics fell to defeat.

And it was the decision not to award Latics two penalties which frustrated the manager after the game.

He said: “They have got a really difficult job and the new rules are baffling everybody. 

“One week they are given and the next week they are not, one is given against us at Bradford and one is given against us today but two aren’t given for us today so it’s a very difficult job. 

“You all saw what happened, everyone else in the ground saw what happened so there is no point in me commenting on it and potentially getting myself in trouble for it."

Despite defeat, Robinson insists there are plenty of positives to take from the game. “The positives we can take from the game is our character,” he admitted. 

“We went down to 10 men, we came back to make it 3-2 and we hit the crossbar in the last minute of the game. 

“Darius had one cleared off the line where he really should have scored if I’m being totally honest so there are a lot of positives, especially in our forward play. 

"I thought we played some terrific stuff when we went down to 10 men. Also during the game we showed quality. 

“The move before half time between Lee Erwin, Freddie Ladapo and Billy Mckay maybe shows the quality we have brought into the club so there are a hell of a lot of positives. 

“The attitude and commitment the boys have to the things we are trying to do is a massive positive to me.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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