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18 November 2017

Latics midfielder disappointed, but determind to bounce straight back against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday.

  • Max Power’s thoughts on Latics 2-1 defeat to Bradford City.
  • Latics fell to a stoppage time goal from Tyrell Robinson.
  • Power looks ahead to Tuesday and an opportunity to ‘put things right’.

Latics are already thinking about Tuesday night’s Sky Bet League One clash with Doncaster Rovers says midfielder Max Power, who is determined to turn around today’s 2-1 defeat against Bradford City at the DW Stadium at the first time of asking.

The club’s unbeaten home record in the league ended agonizingly at the hands of the Bantams following a stoppage time winner from substitute Tyrell Robinson.

Disappointed, Power said:

“We can’t really complain about the result.  We were second best for the majority of the game and we would have taken a point in the end with the way the game was going.  We didn’t look threatening enough, we weren’t at the races and we go punished.

“We’re disappointed to concede so late on when it looked like there wasn’t much room for them to score.  It was a great strike and unfortunately it’s ended up moving in the air and catching us out.

“We’ve got to realise we’re the biggest scalp in the league and fair play to Bradford today because they’ve come here and had a go at us.  They set up to come and get all three points, which is something other teams haven’t done all season.”

Power continued, switching focus to Doncaster’s visit on Tuesday:

“Luckily for us we’ve got another game this Tuesday and the games continue to come thick and fast, so we’ve got good opportunities to put things right straight away.

“We’ll be back in tomorrow preparing for Tuesday night.  The first thing we’ll address is raising the level of our performance because I feel like it’s been a few games now since we’ve really been on top of it.

“We’ve got to find our spark again.  Sometimes you just have to press the reset button and go again.

“All of our attention has to turn to Doncaster on Tuesday now.  We’re determined to get ourselves straight back to winning ways and to have the opportunity to do so just a few days after today’s disappoint is perfect, especially at home.”

Power was hoping for an extra reason to celebrate today, with his son Max Jnr in attendance on his fifth birthday to walk him out onto the pitch.

The midfielder added:

“It was a nice moment to have my son Max walking out with me today on his fifth birthday.  He loves his football and he loves coming to watch the team.  I’d have liked to go home to him with a win, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.”

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