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CAPTAIN UNDERSTANDS FRUSTRATIONS AWAY FROM HOME

12 October 2015

Equalising goal scorer says Latics are demanding more from themselves after going 2-0 down at Bury.

  • Craig Morgan on target to earn Latics a point at Gigg Lane on Saturday.
  • Captain understands frustrations of supporters after Latics went 2-0 again away from home.
  • Morgan disappointed not to have won more, despite five game unbeaten run.
Wigan Athletic captain, Craig Morgan, sparked dramatic scenes at Gigg Lane on Saturday, when his 90th minute strike crashed into the bottom corner of the Bury goal as Latics completed a comeback to draw 2-2, having gone 2-0 down on the hour mark.

Despite a feeling of euphoria at grabbing the late goal, the skipper said Latics must do more on the road, and can’t afford to keep giving teams a two-goal head start.

“It just came free outside the box and it looked quite congested in there”, started Morgan on his goal.

“I thought why not hit it, I back myself to strike the ball well every time and fortunately this time it’s found the bottom corner.

“We were very unfortunate to be 2-0 down. We controlled the game and I don’t think they deserved to be 2-0 up.

“The fans were great even though we went 2-0 down, we understand their frustrations and we know we can’t keep going 2-0 down in games because it’s not what we want to be doing and it’s not what they want to see.

“We appreciate the fact that they stuck behind us, and it just goes to show you should never leave a match early because we won’t give up.”

Morgan continued:

“We need to get it sorted quickly.  The gaffer and the staff work for hours on end, as do us players, on getting things right.

“It’s up to us as a group of players to take what they tell us on board and get better at it.

“I don’t think we’ve deserved to be behind very often away from home, but we’re making mistakes and giving the opposition chances to score.  Had we not done that then I’m confident we would have won more games on the road, because eventually teams would crack under the pressure we put on them when we have possession.

“We’ve got another draw away from home and if we can couple that now with a victory at home against Colchester then it will be brilliant.

“We’re unbeaten in our last five league games now, but we’ve drawn four of them and we wanted more.  We need to be picking up three points more often over the next couple of weeks.”

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