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Wellens Felt His Side Deserved All Three Points

22 April 2018

Manager Richie Wellens felt his side deserved all three points against AFC Wimbledon yesterday.

Latics came from behind twice but had to settle for a point. Duckens Nazon fired two second half efforts to equalise twice but Wellens was frustrated not to pick up all three points.

He said: “I think the overall feeling is that we deserved to win the game.

“I don’t know how many attempts on goal we have had but as much as I was disappointed with how we played in the first half, Wimbledon have only had two shots in the first half.

“I was disappointed with the tempo we played, we went too long too early and we performed at a level which was okay without making anything happen.

“We went in to half time behind but I don’t think we deserved to because we had the best two chances in the first half. It happens and at half time it is an important team talk in terms of not laying in to people but being constructive.

“Jack was a big part of that and he came on at half time. We played a lot better, passed the ball quickly and there was a lot of good play.

“We had numerous opportunities in and around their box and chances to score. I’m proud of the second half performance.

“We got it back to 1-1, there was only one team looking to win the game and we were hit with a sucker punch with their only attack of the second half and we go 2-1 down. It was a test of character for the players and they came through it.

“I’m disappointed not to win the game but supporting Oldham Athletic should come with a health warning.”

It’s now six goals for Nazon in an Oldham Athletic shirt and Wellens spoke of his contribution today.

“Nazon has flickered in and out the game but you know when he gets into those positions he can score so I’m pleased with his two goals today,” he added.

Anthony Gerrard limped off injured late in the game and the gaffer hopes he will be fine for the last three games of the season.

“It’s a reoccurrence of his calf injury,” Wellens said. “He’s a big player for us and hopefully we can get him back out for us.”


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