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Wellens Disappointed To Concede Two But Proud Of Players

11 February 2018

Manager Richie Wellens was disappointed to let a two-goal lead slip against high-flying Blackburn Rovers but could not fault the effort from his players.

Duckens Nazon scored a first half double to put Latics in control at the break but two second half goals from Charlie Mulgrew and Adam Armstrong ensured Blackburn came away with a share of the points.

Wilfried Moimbe saw red late on for Latics but Wellens was happy with the performance of his players.

He said: “It was a great advert for League One football as both teams played really well and played some good football.

“There was energy, passion, commitment and real quality from both teams. If you had asked me before the game if I would have taken a point, then I would.

“Along with Wigan, I think they are the best team in the league. The defining part of the game was the free kick which goes into the top corner.

“You have to give them credit for coming back into the game but I thought all game we were really good.

“They went for it and caused us problems but I thought everyone was outstanding.”

Latics were back by 2,294 supporters and the manager paid tribute to those that travelled.

“Credit to the club,” he commented. “The percentage of our away support to our home support is one of the best in the country.

It makes me proud that the supporters come here and support the club that way because the atmosphere was brilliant.

“The players take confidence from that when players are singing their names.”

MK Dons visit SportsDirect.com Park on Tuesday night. “It keeps a little bit of momentum going,” Wellens said.

“If you concede in the last minute today it is a sickener but we didn’t and it’s a really good point so we take confidence going into the game on Tuesday night.”


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