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28 October 2017

Defender has mixed emotions after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers at the DW Stadium.

  • WATCH: Nathan Byrne on Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers
  • Byrne says dressing room disappointed to not get the three points
  • Byrne: ““This group really wants to push on and prove a point every weekend.”

Right back Nathan Byrne believes there were positives to take from this afternoon’s game against Blackburn Rovers despite, being held to a home draw by Tony Mowbray’s men.

The result maintained Latics’ eight game unbeaten run in all competitions and Paul Cook’s side will now focus their attention on next weekend’s FA Cup clash against Crawley Town.

Byrne told iFollow Latics: “There’s positives and negatives to take from the game. Obviously when they go down to 10 men we pushed on and wanted to win it, but they frustrated us and sat in well.

“It was quite an even game in the first half on nobody was really on top, but we tried our hardest to win it in the second half but it just wasn’t to be.”

The former Tottenham Hotspur youth said the dressing room was a frustrated place at full time as Latics couldn’t break through Rovers, who had Elliott Bennett sent off in the second half.

“This group in general really wants to push on and prove a point every weekend. We’ve got to take the positives of where we are but we wanted those two extra points.

“There’s a few derbies around here so games are going to be competitive. We know the fans will always turn up to them and they’re going to be up for it, so it’s up to us to match that.”

Byrne praised manager Paul Cook for his faith in him, and is now looking to continue his impressive performances over the coming games.

“I’m loving it here and the gaffer has put a lot of trust in me. The role I play suits my game really well and I’m enjoying every second of it. He’s given me the freedom of the touchline which I love so hopefully I can join in with a few assists and goals soon.”

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