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21 October 2015

Match-winner feels back-to-back wins have sent a positive message to the rest of Sky Bet League One.

  • Power “buzzing” to get the winning goal at the ABAX Stadium.
  • Max’s Dad, Carl, in the stands to celebrate winning goal for Latics.
  • “Fierce competition is driving the best out of us.” – Power.
Wigan Athletic’s in-form midfielder Max Power says he was “buzzing” to get the goal that earned Latics all three points on Tuesday evening as Gary Caldwell’s side defeated Peterborough United 3-2 at the ABAX Stadium.

Power fired home from a Craig Davies lay-off to secure the win for Latics after goals from Erhun Oztumer and Souleymane Coulibaly had initially cancelled out a two-goal advantage for the visitors.

And Power says the goal was extra-satisfying as it came just moments after Posh’s leveller.

“We were recovering on the halfway line thinking, ‘How has it come to this?’ and then it all happened so fast, it has gone into Davo and he has done well to set it off and I am buzzing to get the goal,” Power explained. “I am delighted to get on the score-sheet, especially the winning goal at a point where we were thinking ‘Here we go again’ and our away form was being brought to into question.

“We’ve started games well in recent weeks and we’re more than a match for any team in this division, we’re delighted with the three points.”

Latics were superbly backed by 260 supporters on a long-distance midweek away day and Power was delighted to celebrate his winning goal with the fans to his left, including his father, Carl.

“I love sharing those moments with the fans,” he added. “My Dad had travelled as well so it is always nice to score when he is at the game and reward the fans who travelled all that way.

“We’ve got back-to-back wins now, which is a big statement, and now we have a big game at Bradford where we will be looking to make it three in three.”

See Max's goal and watch part of his interview below.

Power is enjoying his best form in a Latics shirt at the moment as Caldwell’s side have managed to notch ten goals in three games.

And the midfielder says the return of so many players from injury and suspension has made the competition for places fierce.

“The number of players that arrived in the summer is in double figures and things like that take time to come together,” Power continued. “Now, when you look at the strength on the bench and the players not in the squad too, you see we’re a force to be reckoned with.

“There is fierce competition, everyone is battling hard every day in training to keep hold of their shirt and that is healthy for the squad, it will stand us in good stead as the season goes on.

“Playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday is very demanding but I was used to it last season in League Two and it won’t get any easier, it will take energy out of the lads, but if we can replicate our starts of recent weeks, there’s no reason why we can’t continue on Saturday.”

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