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22 August 2017

Forward happy with goal and says players will take a lot from the experience after 4-1 defeat at Villa Park.

  • Watch: Ryan Colclough talks to iFollow Latics after his side exit the Carabao Cup.
  • Wigan Athletic forward Ryan Colclough off the mark for the 2017-18 season.
  • Colclough: “Nice to score at such a great stadium, hopefully I can take that forwards with me.”

Wigan Athletic forward Ryan Colclough spoke to iFollow Latics after Tuesday’s 4-1 defeat at Aston Villa.

Colclough was left to reflect on a disappointing night as Latics exited the Carabao Cup to their Championship opponents, especially after his goal looked to have got Paul Cook’s side back into the game.

Reflecting post-match, Colclough looked at the positives on the evening and focused on the experience Latics’ young players could take from the night:

“It was a great game for me to play in against Aston Villa; they’re a top Championship side and have Premier League quality players so it was a great experience and more minutes in the tank for me – I just hope I can push for a starting spot at the weekend now.”

The goal added more pleasure for Colclough on the night, getting him off the mark for the season in style and he says it’s just given him a taste for more as the season progresses.

“I enjoy every goal I score,” he added. “It was nice to score at such a great stadium and hopefully I can take that into the game on Saturday

“I know whenever I play I am going to get chances and create chances so it’s just down to me take them and today I think I did – I thoroughly enjoyed it at Villa so hopefully it’s the start of a run of a few more.

“I played against Blackpool the other week and I have come off the bench a few times in the league so my fitness is building up now and I hope I can be in the starting XI if I keep doing well.”

Colclough recently passed 100 career league appearances a nice milestone for him to reach early in his career, and he says he is hungry for more.

“I was out for a long time at Crewe so it was a bit later than expected but hopefully I have many more to come and I can keep enjoying my game time,” he continued.

And on the young players coming into the team, making the same journey he did at Gresty Road.

The young lads train with us every day and they did well again at Villa,” Colclough explained. “It is all about learning and taking from these experiences.

“If they keep playing in games like that then they will get better and better and get their chance.”

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