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Lots Of Positives To Take, States Doyle

12 September 2017

Striker Eoin Doyle believes there are lots of positives to take from the last couple of games and believes the first win is just around the corner.

Doyle, who joined the club on loan on deadline day, admitted Saturday’s draw was tough to take but is happy the club have the chance to put it right tonight against Bristol Rovers.

He said: “We had a day off on Sunday to rest and get us back ready and it’s always nice to have a game straight away because it does feel like a loss on Saturday.

“It feels like two points dropped to concede in the last minute. It is disappointing but it’s good that there is a Tuesday game so we can put it right straight away.

“I didn’t see the first few games of the season but when you lose all the games, but you put good performances in, it’s hard to get over the line sometimes. 

“I think the first 20 minutes of the game against Charlton was a disaster but on Saturday we showed what we were about. 

“We went ahead twice and nearly held out but you feel that it could turn for us now and things seem to be a bit more positive.”

The Preston loanee set up Craig Davies for Athletic’s opening goal against Fleetwood Town on Saturday and they have struck up a good understanding together.

“I’m enjoying it,” he commented. “The partnership seems to be working and we are creating things for each other so it’s good. 

“I said to Craig after the game that for the first goal, I put it where I would want it and a striker of his experience, I knew he would be there or there abouts so it was a good finish from him.”
Latics face a long trip to the Gas tonight and Doyle knows it will be a test for his side.

“It will a tough game and it’s never an easy place to go,” the Irishman added. 

“I was there a couple of years ago and I think I got sent off but I’m looking forward to the game. It’s always an intense game against them.”

He was also quick to praise the supporters who turned out in their numbers on Saturday.

“It’s appreciated that they put in the distance like that,” he said. 

“I couldn’t believe the turnout on Saturday against Fleetwood. They filled the end so with the situation that we are in at the moment, we need the support more than ever and they are with us so it’s great.”

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