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21 November 2017

Watch Max Power discuss a special day for Ryan Colclough and his family on a night when Latics beat Doncaster Rovers 3-0.

  • WATCH: Max Power on Wigan Athletic's 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers
  • Power discusses Ryan Colclough's special night and Latics' reaction to Saturday's win
  • Power: "I am made up for Ryan; he has had to bide his time and has worked really hard and tonight he has reaped the rewards."

Wigan Athletic midfielder Max Power was made up for teammate and close friend Ryan Colclough as he celebrated the birth of his second child within an hour of registering two goals on his return to Latics' starting XI.

Colclough rushed to hospital where his partner Steph was giving birth after scoring Latics' third and his second of the 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night.

Speaking post-match, Power said:

"I am made up for Ryan; he has had to bide his time and has worked really hard and tonight he has reaped the rewards.

"I am delighted for him; Steph [his partner] has gone into labour so let's hope everything goes smoothly.

"I have a really big soft spot for Ry and I really want him to do well; he has had to wait for his chance and you could see tonight that his performance was top drawer - he has so much talent and ability and it is just putting all the other pieces together."

And on the pitch Power was pleased to see Latics get back to winning ways after they suffered a first home league defeat of the season on Saturday against Bradford City.

"We know we are a good side," he added. "Everyone was hurting Saturday but they say don't get too high when you win and don't get too low when you lose and that come into play.

"We bounced back tonight and it was a really good performance.

"Football is a game played on emotions for fans, players, the staff and when you are Wigan Athletic at this level, you are expected to win every game.

"We have started the season really well and it is very hard to maintain those levels; you are going to go through periods in the season where you don't play as well and Saturday was one of those days but tonight you saw the performance."

Power pushed further up the pitch in a tactical reshuffle tonight and impressed throughout.

"I enjoyed being higher up the pitch," he continued. "I'll play anywhere for the team and I think since I have been at Wigan the only place I haven't played is in goal! 

"Sometimes you just have to do the job for the team and tonight I really enjoyed it; I was unlucky not to score and hopefully it will come sooner or later."

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