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21 August 2013

Second half performance ‘magnificent’ says Gaffer

Owen Coyle admitted his disappointment with Latics’ first half performance against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday evening, but said the response from his players and the fans after the break was ‘magnificent’.

Doncaster found themselves 2-0 up half time after goals from Theo Robinson and Chris Brown, but a Shaun Maloney free kick and last minute Leon Barnett equaliser ensured the home side took a point from the encounter.

Speaking after the game, Coyle gave his assessment:

"There's no doubt we could and should have won the game.

"But any team that goes in two goals down at half-time will take a point and that's what we managed to do.

"I thought we started the game really well, although I was disappointed with the way we responded to going behind.

"Any team can concede a goal - whether it's a 'worldie' or a bad mistake - and you have to maintain that belief that what you're doing is right.

"We needed to put it right, and we did that at half-time.

"We changed things, we went with two strikers and were far more purposeful, and the response from both the players and also the fans was magnificent.

"It takes more than one set of tools to get the job done.

"In your golf bag, you have a set of irons and you need to know how to use them all."

To watch the interview in full [click here].

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