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Wellens Disappointed To Bow Out Of Checkatrade Trophy

24 January 2018

Manager Richie Wellens was frustrated to exit the Checkatrade Trophy last night but could not fault the effort of his players.

Aaron Holloway equalised in the second half for Latics after they fell behind in the opening minute of the game.

Alex Rodman netted a late winner to knock Latics out of the competition and Wellens gave his thoughts following the game.

He said: “We conceded a goal after 20 odd seconds and you are looking for a reaction from the position we are in and I thought they placers were outstanding.

“It was a really good performance. There were huge periods in the game where we were the dominant team but I think they have had two or three shots on target and they have scored two goals.

“I thought defensively we looked solid but the two shots on goal go in.

“Some of the passing and movement was really good. We got the equaliser and we are the only team looking forward but their goalkeeper pulled off one or two good saves. We are disappointed because we wanted to go far in this competition.

“The disappointing thing is the way we are playing. We are playing really well but that has to change now. Forget about playing well, we’ve got the biggest game of the season coming up and we just need a result.

“We can concentrate on the league now. There are no extra Tuesday night games that we have to turn our heads to.”

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