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WATCH: MICHAEL JACOBS ON LATICS’ 1-1 DRAW WITH AFC WIMBLEDON

28 April 2018

Crackers discusses his 25th Wigan Athletic goal as Latics draw 1-1 with AFC Wimbledon.

  • WATCH: Michael Jacobs on Wigan Athletic’s 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon
  • Jacobs scored his 25th Wigan Athletic goal in the draw with Neal Ardley’s side
  • Jacobs: “Shrewsbury and Blackburn have fought it out with us all season and now it will go the final day so hopefully with our big following we’ll do enough to get over the line.”

Wigan Athletic forward Michael Jacobs told iFollow Latics that Paul Cook’s side will now rest up in anticipation of next Sunday’s trip to Doncaster Rovers, where the club would win the Sky Bet League One title should they avoid defeat.

Reflecting on Saturday’s 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon, Jacobs said:

“It was one of them days where we started a little bit flat and couldn’t get our game going.

“They scored a good goal against the run of play but the ball didn’t really fall for us in the first-half.

“In the second half we upped it 10 or 15 percent, managed to get the goal and towards the end of the game it felt like it was near misses with balls going across the box and the keeper making good saves.

“We were at home and we played with attacking intent; we got the ball out wide and tried to make chances, it felt like it was coming but we ran out of time and fair play to AFC Wimbledon, they stood up strong and dealt with everything.

“You never want to fall behind early at home and in the last four or five games we have had a few early goals against us and that’s not really happened this season. It was frustrating and gave us a mountain to climb but we always felt we had the quality on the bench as well as the lads on the pitch to get a goal and go and win the game but it wasn’t our day.

“In this division, especially with the FA Cup run, the Saturday-Tuesday, takes its toll. The way the manager wants us to play [is tiring]; he wants us to make forward runs and he wants you to be positive. Everyone will get a good rest now and we’ll go to Doncaster and see what we can do.

“We have got a massive following going to Doncaster, which will be good. Shrewsbury and Blackburn have fought it out with us all season and now it will go the final day so hopefully with our big following we’ll do enough to get over the line.”


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