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MICHAEL JACOBS DELIGHTED TO BE OFF THE MARK

30 August 2015

Midfielder pleased to score his first Wigan Athletic goal as Latics defeated Crewe Alexandra 1-0 on Saturday.

  • Jacobs headed home for the game’s decisive goal.
  • 23-year-old pleased with home record.
  • Jacobs: “It’s now important to start picking results up on the road.”
Wigan Athletic midfielder Michael Jacobs was delighted to get off the mark for Latics as his header earned three points in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra.

Reflecting post-match with LaticsPlayerHD, Jacobs said:

“It was nice to get my first goal; to be fair I’ve had a few shots this season and they’ve been a bit wayward so it was nice to come as a header.

“I’ve scored a few headed goals in my career and that was nice but most importantly it got us in the lead and we went on to get a hard-fought win against a good footballing team, but we hung on.

“It was a great ball from Max, I’ve given their lad a nudge and got up above him and headed it in, it was nice to get my first goal because that’s always the one you think about when you sign for a new club.”

Latics had to endure a few tough spells without the ball in the second-half and Jacobs praised Latics’ defence as they recorded their third consecutive home league clean sheet.

“You always know when you play against Crewe that their players have been brought up to play the right way. On the nice pitch here, against a good team like ourselves, you always know they’re going to pop the ball around and play some nice stuff,” he explained. “I thought we battled resiliently, though, and other than when they hit the post, they didn’t test our goal.

“The DW Stadium has to be a fortress for us if you want to get promoted out of this league; your home form has to be really good. It’s good for the boys at the back because they’re proud of their clean sheets and work their socks off to get them.”

Looking ahead, Latics have two away league games ahead – at Chesterfield and Port Vale – and Jacobs knows the importance of registering our first points on the road this season.

“We’ve got some tough games on the road now; we’ve got to make sure we’re up for the battle and stay strong before we get the ball down and play,” Jacobs said.

“It’s important to start picking results up on the road and obviously Chesterfield will be a difficult game because over the last couple of years Chesterfield have been strong in this league and will be there or thereabouts. We’ll recover and recuperate and go again.”

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