Chey Dunkley reflects on Latics' 3-1 triumph at Rotherham United.
- Chey Dunkley gives his thoughts on Latics' 3-1 win at Rotherham United.
- Defender praises impact of Alex Bruce and his 'wonder goal'.
- Dunkley happy to be top of Sky Bet League One heading into FA Cup clash with AFC Fylde.
It was an eventful afternoon for Latics defender Chey Dunkley as he battled against Sky Bet League One's top goal scorer in Kieffer Moore, ultimately denying the towering centre forward, but receiving a wound for his troubles.
Dunkley missed 10 minutes of the first half whilst receiving treatment for a cut to his head, but on his return to the pitch he continued to keep the Rotherham United man at bay.
Speaking to iFollow Latics after his side's table-topping 3-1 victory, Dunkley began:
"It was a battle today for me up against Kieffer Moore, he's a really good player and has been a handful for defenders all season.
"He's got 13 goals this season and credit to him, but me and Brucey are really glad we've battled and stopped him from adding to that."
With Dan Burn suspended for the game, Alex Bruce joined Dunkley in the heart of Latics' defence, a replacement the former Oxford United man said was more than impressive.
"Brucey did more than fill in for Dan today, he even scored a wonder goal. Brucey has got a lot of experience and he shows how much strength in depth we've got within the team."
Goals from Will Grigg and Michael Jacobs either side of Bruce's expert flick sent Latics top of League One after Shrewsbury Town's defeat to Bradford City, a place Dunkley says is a nice feeling heading into a period of two weeks without a league match.
"We've done really well after the Bradford defeat. It was important for us to bounce back especially with another break in league football for the FA Cup against AFC Fylde.
"We're top of the league now and it will be nice to leave the league table like that for two weeks before our next game in it. Winning today allows us to fully focus on Friday night's game because it's going to be a really big game for the supporters and one we need to be prepared for.
"We've never been looking behind, we've always been looking to the top of the league but we'll continue to take each game as it comes and we're certainly not going to get carried away.
"It's nice to be there. It's the second time we've been on top and now it's just a question of can we maintain it?"