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14 April 2018

Defender Dan Burn gives us his thoughts following Latics' 0-0 draw with Rotherham United.

  • Reaction: Dan Burn on Latics 0 Rotherham United 0.
  • Defender delighted with another clean sheet as Latics hold onto top spot in Sky Bet League One.
  • Burn reserves praise for defensive partner Chey Dunkley.

Speaking to iFollow Latics following the 0-0 draw with Rotherham United at the DW Stadium, Dan Burn explained the importance of remaining unbeaten against the Millers, despite frustration at not picking up all three points.

"There wasn't a lot in the game. We weren't firing on all cylinders," Burn started.

"A point is going to be massive going into the last five games. We're disappointed not to win, but not losing is just as important."

Burn and his defensive partner Chey Dunkley were involved in a physical battle with Millers forward Michael Smith, one the centre back said he relished.

"I enjoy games like that. I've known Michael Smith for years having played with him before, so I knew what we'd be up against.

"It was a good battle between me and him, so I'm happy we kept the clean sheet, just disappointed we couldn't get a goal to win it.

"Chey did brilliantly to block their chance in the first minute. He's been on fire recently. All the way through the season he's been really solid and as a unit we've all done well."

The point for Latics keeps Paul Cook's side at the top of the Sky Bet League One table following Blackburn Rovers' 1-1 draw away at Bristol Rovers, but Burn expects plenty of changes before the season is out.

"It's really tight at the top and I'm sure Shrewsbury will be happy that both ourselves and Blackburn Rovers drew, but there will be plenty of twists and turns to come I'm sure. We' just need to make sure we get as many points as we can.

"Rotherham were a tough test for us ahead of the last five games, so it was important for us not to get beat.

"It keeps our unbeaten run over the last few games on track and motivates us to go into Oxford United to win."

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