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21 November 2017

Watch assistant manager Leam Richardson give his thoughts on Wigan Athletic's 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday evening.

  • WATCH: Leam Richardson on Latics’ 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers
  • Richardson praises reaction to Saturday’s defeat to Bradford City from the players
  • Richardson: “To get the two goals tonight when his partner is having a little baby is fantastic for Ryan Colclough.”

Leam Richardson praised the reaction of the players as they defeated Doncaster Rovers 3-0 at the DW Stadium this evening thanks to a brace from Ryan Colclough and a goal by Michael Jacobs.

Jacobs opened the scoring five minutes before half time and Ryan Colclough made it two moments later with a fine individual goal.

The winger added to his tally in the second period as he headed Jacobs’ cross from the right past Ian Lawlor and in to the bottom corner.

After the game, Richardson said: “It’s a good reaction from the boys and they’ve galvanised themselves well. I thought their energy throughout the game was very good because we were playing against a good team who have been on a run of form.

“The players set a bar earlier on in the season and some of the performances were outstanding early on. We’ve been a bit flat the past couple of weeks but tonight is what we’re all about. We pressed in good areas and it was nice to get a couple of lads on the scoresheet and keep a clean sheet.”

After netting twice during the game, Colclough was substituted in the second half and left the stadium to be with his partner who is in labour.

“Ryan’s had to wait for his chance just like a few of the others have but it was nice to see him on the pitch because he can move with the ball and be effective. To get the two goals tonight when his partner is having a little baby is fantastic for him.”

Richardson was delighted with the way the team bounced back after Saturday’s defeat to Bradford City, and said the squad is in a healthy place.

“The lads were disappointed with the result and the performance at the weekend but credit to them for responding the way they did tonight. They deserve all the plaudits.

“We had a few knocks and bruises tonight so we changed it up a little bit. We wanted to poke the fire so to speak and get some energy on the pitch. The squad is looking in a good place.”

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