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WRIGHT: "It Should Have Been Three Points"

10 September 2017

Tommy Wright believes Oldham Athletic should have picked up all three points at Highbury Stadium in the match against Fleetwood Town yesterday.

The home side converted a penalty in the dying moments of the game to deny Latics their first win of the season.

After the game, Tommy Wright said: “Obviously I’m frustrated, if you consider the game we went 2-1 up and looked quite comfortable, had a couple of chances and headers as well to see it off.

“I’m disappointed with the goal, the equaliser, we had enough men back, people not being disciplined or knowing their jobs in that situation.

“I have got to look at it again but it looked like a penalty, that was a bit of naivety from George [Edmundson].

“I felt we were the better team over the 90 minutes, we started brightly with a great goal from Craig [Davies], it was a great cross as well.

“Then we took our foot off the pedal again and sat too deep which we’ve got a bit of problem doing at times. Especially when we score we take our foot off the pedal instead of being on the front foot and continue what we’ve been doing to give us success.”

Kean Bryan’s wonder strike on 55 minutes gave Latics the lead, talking about the goal, Wright said: “It’s a piece of quality, he has got good quality, I know he’s a defensive player but he has got a lovely left peg and he put it in the top bag.

“We’ve been very impressed with his quality in training and we know he’s got that in him, not quite a goal like that but crosses and that.”

“Overall it was a good performance but it’s really frustrating, we wish we were out here talking about three points because it should have been three points.

“We’re improving but we need to win games, there’s no point brushing things over, we keep giving poor goals away.

“I thought we were the better team and deserved to win but we haven’t won and we have to learn from that and we have to go to Bristol [Rovers] on Tuesday and kick on.”

Next up, Oldham Athletic face Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, September 12, 7:45pm kick off.

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