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17 April 2018

James Vaughan delighted to see Devante Cole and Will Grigg link up for Latics' late winner against Oxford United.

  • Reaction: James Vaughan shares his thoughts on Latics' 1-0 victory against Oxford United.
  • Striker Vaughan delighted to see fellow forwards Cole and Grigg combine for winning goal.
  • "First and foremost we have to see promotion through." - Vaughan on getting one step closer.

Speaking to iFollow Latics after the 1-0 victory over Oxford United on Tuesday evening, striker James Vaughan said he missed Will Grigg's winning goal as he already knew his team mate would finish off the chance teed up by Devante Cole.

Vaughan explained:

"I didn't actually see the ball go in, I saw Devante square it and you trust Grigg to put it away from anywhere in the box, so I was already up and away celebrating.

"I've never been so happy to see somebody else score a goal instead of me tonight, I didn't care who scored it. It was great work from Devante and Griggy's always on the spot to score from there."

On his striking team mates, Vaughan continued:

"We're all champing at the bit and I'd like to think I've pushed Will's game on more and Devante has certainly pushed me on, so it's a big benefit when you've got competition like ours. We're all supporting each other and we're all happy for each other."

On the win Vaughan added:

"It's a massive win. At this stage in the season any three points are huge, especially at the end of a tough game.

"Oxford came to us to defend and sit back, but we were patient and the lads that came on at the top of the pitch did the business."

When asked whether he's focused on helping Latics to 100 points, Vaughan said he doesn't mind how many points the team finish on as long as promotion is sealed.

"First and foremost we have to see promotion through, but if you look at our squad everyone is of a good age and if we can keep everyone together then why not push on?

"At the moment I don't care about the points tally, I just want to make sure we get promoted, then once we've won the league we'll start looking at the points tally.

"We just carry on taking every game as it comes and as long as our points total is enough to get us up as champions I'm not really bothered how many we get.

"We've said it all along, if we win our games we win the league and that's what we're going out to do in the final four."

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