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Wild Delighted With Tranmere Rovers Win

3 April 2019

Head Coach Pete Wild was a happy man after seeing his Oldham Athletic side beat Tranmere Rovers last night to record back-to-back wins for Latics.

Callum Lang took the plaudits for his two goals on the night, but Wild was over the moon with the performance his whole team put in.

“I'm very pleased, I thought what you saw was a workman like Oldham Athletic performance.” He said.

“The lads really worked hard for each other, worked hard for the club and you can't ask for more than that.

“Let's be honest they're a really good side, so we had to do a lot of defending in the second half, but we did it excellently with a lot thrown at us.

“It proves to us again that we're a tough team to play against when we're on our game.”

Wild wanted to stop the threats that Tranmere brought with Peter Clarke and George Edmundson keeping James Norwood quiet on the night.

He admits he was surprised at the early goal, but he says his team scored at vital times during the game.

“I always want to nullify their threat first, we're lucky we got the early goal because I didn't expect it.” He commented.

“We stopped their threat, stopped them playing and then went on to score at important times.”

Latics were on a run of six games without a win before Wild took over, but back-to-back wins for Latics has them full of confidence once again.

Wild says he has always been confident in this set of players and he believes that the team is starting to prove a point.

“I was confident all day, I thought we had a really good chance today and I know what our squad is capable of.

“They had to bring their A game and they did which was the message that we wanted to go and prove a point.

“It Proved we are good enough at this level to go and beat the better teams in this league.

“The togetherness within the squad seems to be there and everyone is playing for each other once again.”

Wild also had kind words to say about the performance of Lang after his two goals secured the points for Latics.

“Callum is great, he seems to wriggle and jiggle, get himself in positions up against their centre halves and he certainly punches his weight.

“He's always a threat every time we go forward and when we went in behind their centre halves found it difficult.”

The result also meant it is back-to-back clean sheets for Latics, but Wild isn’t getting too carried away as the focus switches immediately to Colchester United.

“It's pleasing to keep two clean sheets and score two goals each time, but the hard work continues now.

“I go in the dressing room and write each team on the board, so we've ticked off Tranmere now and we've wrote Colchester United on there.

“All thoughts now turn to Saturday because it could be a special week for us.”


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