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HIWULA PLEASED WITH JOHNSTONE’S PAINT TROPHY DOUBLE

7 October 2015

On loan striker Jordy Hiwula scores twice as Latics defeat Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road on Tuesday evening.

  • England youth international pleased with personal and team performance in win over Crewe Alexandra.
  • Hiwula twice levelled for Latics before Yanic Wildschut won it for Gary Caldwell’s side.
  • On loan Huddersfield Town man hoping Latics turn performances into points on Saturday against Bury.
Latics striker Jordy Hiwula spoke of his delight at bagging his second and third goals for Wigan Athletic in Tuesday evening’s 3-2 victory over Crewe Alexandra in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Hiwula twice brought Latics level after Marcus Haber and Ryan Colclough gave the hosts the lead before Yanic Wildschut won the tie for Gary Caldwell’s side.

And the former Manchester City man was delighted to turn out a match-winning performance after being subbed at half-time in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Walsall at the DW Stadium.

“I am very pleased with my overall performance in the game and the result for the team too; I felt like the boys put a really good shift in,” he said. “I don’t think I did well at the weekend and getting brought off at half-time is never nice but I set myself the target of getting a goal against Crewe and I got two so I am very happy that I did well.”

It wasn’t a Hiwula hat-trick to win it though, instead the 21-year-old praised fellow attacking player Wildschut after the former Dutch youth international fired home a superb winner for Latics at Gresty Road.

“It was a great goal from Yanic,” Hiwula added. “I was stood right behind it and I saw it going into the top corner all the way. He played well today and I think we linked up well and caused them problems.

“I had a few chances to get my hat-trick, hopefully that will come off in the future.”

Hiwula, who spent time on loan with Walsall in League One last season, continued to express his delight for Wigan Athletic’s supporters as the Latics fans went back home with smiles on their faces as they took a step closer to another Wembley visit.

The striker added that the key now is to back performances up with points in Sky Bet League One..

“We have had great support home and away and the fans are following us everywhere,” Hiwula continued. “We had brilliant support again at Crewe and we are thankful to the fans. We put on a show and hopefully they go home with smiles on their faces.

“We feel like we have been playing well but just not quite getting the results we wanted; hopefully on Saturday we can change that and hopefully win the game and climb up the table.”

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