Skipper Emmerson Boyce looks back on Cardiff defeat and stresses the important of upcoming home games.Speaking after the 1-0 defeat to Cardiff City in the Sky Bet Championship last night, Latics captain Emmerson Boyce said the team are disappointed with the result, but everyone must rally together and keep their heads up at the start of the season.
“Firstly I’d like to thank the fans who came down for the game because it’s not an easy one to get to on a Tuesday night, they deserve a lot of credit.
“It’s disappointing to come away with nothing because I thought we played really well at times.
“We knew going to Cardiff was always going to be difficult, but I thought we restricted them quite well.
“Their goal was a bit scrappy, but that can be the difference at this level, you have to take your chances.”
Boyce continued, saying the nature of the division will always be unpredictable, but fortunes can change in an instant.
“We have experience in this league and one good result can change a team’s fortunes around.
“You only have to look at the results from last night to see how open this division is, with Charlton surprising people again by beating Derby County.”
Latics will now face back-to-back home games against Blackpool and Birmingham City, something Boyce believes the team need to take advantage of.
“We’ve got to keep our heads up, that’s what this club always does. We’ve got two home games in a row now and we have to pick up victories to start moving up the table.
“Our home games will be important this season. We were disappointed with our start against Reading even though we got a late point against a good team.
“We’ve got to build on what we did on the first day and make sure we use our home record as a step up to take into every game.
“My message is always to keep supporting and believing in us. Sooner or later our fortunes will turn, we’re all in this together.”