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4 March 2017

Defender impresses again but finds himself on the losing side.

  • Wigan Athletic defender Dan Burn on defeat at Blackburn Rovers.
  • Burn: “The fans have supported us well and we’ve not given them a performance.”
  • “We have to take a look at ourselves tonight and then move on to eleven massive game,” Burn.
Wigan Athletic defender Dan Burn admitted his biggest frustration was not giving Latics’ supporters anything to cheer after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

The defeat leaves Latics four points from safety with eleven games remaining and Burn stated it was disappointment to not get a good performance in such a crucial game.

“It’s very frustrating and all of the lads are disappointed in there,” he said. “It wasn’t like the sort of performances we’ve even put in over the last few weeks, albeit I think we did defend pretty well.

“I don’t think you can pinpoint any single thing on why it went so badly today but we didn’t perform as we should for the fans, and for ourselves as players because we knew how big this game was.

“The fans have always supported us really well and it’s disappointing to not give them the sort of performance they expect from us at the very least.

“The last few weeks we have given them those sorts of performances but we haven’t got the results but today, of all days, we didn’t give them a performance.”

Burn was part of a defence that again played well, and he acknowledged it’s a lack of goals that’s proving most damaging to Latics’ survival bid.

“We need to score goals at the other end,” he added. “That’s not just the strikers, everyone needs to play their part and I had a good chance but unfortunately it went the wrong side of the post.

“I should have scored, I should have more goals for my size but it’s one of those things and hopefully the goals will come in these important games for me.”

But regardless of his own frustration, Burn added his side can’t give up and must move on and react against his former club Birmingham City on Tuesday night.

“We have to take a look at ourselves tonight, reflect on it and then put it to one side because we still have eleven massive games and remain in with a chance because of the teams around us dropping points,” he explained.

“We just have to keep going, we’ve been solid defensively and we have to maintain that and try and keep clean sheets but then add creativity to it.

“It’s hard to do that at this stage of the season because confidence is low, but we have to stand up and give it our all because nobody wants to be relegated.”

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