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17 October 2017

Sam Morsy delighted to grab Latics' leveller at Gillingham, preserving our unbeaten run for the travelling support!

  • Morsy’s strike was his second league goal of the season.
  • Result keeps Latics in the League One automatic promotion positions.
  • Paul Cook and his side will now prepare for Saturday’s game at Blackpool.

Captain Sam Morsy thanked the 152 Latics supporters who made the long trip to Gillingham this evening and said the team will “take their point and move on” after a 1-1 draw.

Paul Cook’s men had fallen behind early in the second half to a Tom Eaves header, however were rewarded for their pressure when Morsy beat Tomas Holy with a fantastic strike from distance.

The result maintained the side’s unbeaten league run and they now get ready for a trip to Blackpool on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking to iFollow Latics after the game, Morsy said: “I’m happy to have scored today but we’re a bit disappointed not to have won the game. We had a lot of chances and played really well, especially in the first half.

“These are our biggest tests though and I’d like to thank the travelling fans who were brilliant and stuck with us the whole game.

“Every game is a test for us and poses a different challenge. I thought Gillingham were dogged and grafted hard to be fair, but we’ll take the point and move on.”

The midfielder stressed the importance of the whole squad over the coming weeks, starting on the Fylde Coast this weekend.

“The squad feels great and we’re doing well. We all know that we’ll get opportunities to play games because there’s no doubt the squad will get rotated throughout the season. We’re in a good place and that’s five unbeaten for us now.

“There’s going to be a brilliant atmosphere at Saturday’s game. The fans are going to come out in their numbers and will expect us to put on a really good display.”

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