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Robinson: “It’s Difficult To Take.”

1 January 2017

Manager Stephen Robinson admitted yesterday’s defeat to Fleetwood Town was difficult to take.

Josh Law’s own goal in second half injury time was the difference between the sides and the manager admitted it was a tough defeat to take.

“It was an away performance where you dig in and every player run themselves into the ground for me, we battled and played some good stuff at times. 

“I thought we were the better team but if you don’t score you don’t win games and that’s been the problem. 

"That probably rounds off our season so far, we score a goal in injury time and that goes against us. We could have taken a draw quite easily. 

“If you’re not going to score goals then the reality is you’re not going to win games and you’re going to draw them at best. 

“We had chances, we had shots but Josh sliding the ball into the net sums us up at the moment."

With the calendar year coming to an end, the manager reflected on the season so far and admitted a lack of goals has been the problem so far.

“It’s been difficult, you can get them really organised, you can get them to play some really good stuff which we did,” he commented. 

“I can’t give the players anything more than praise for their effort and commitment and they showed they were playing for me today but scoring goals has been a massive, massive problem for us. 

“If it doesn’t change then it’s going to be an even bigger problem."

Port Vale are the visitors to SportsDirect.com Park tomorrow afternoon and the manager is hoping to turn the club’s home form around.

“We watched Port Vale last night and they got the win so we know we need three points from the game,” he said. 

“We need to start winning our home games and converting chances so we will see how that goes.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.  

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