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24 April 2018

Forward's sixth goal of the season earned Latics a late point at Bristol Rovers to keep Sky Bet League One title bid in our own hands.

  • WATCH: Ryan Colclough on scoring Latics’ late equaliser in 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers
  • Colclough says every point important in the push for the Sky Bet League One title.
  • Colclough: “The fight is on for the title but the ball is in our court and it is up to us to get the job done.”

Wigan Athletic forward Ryan Colclough was delighted to notch his sixth goal of the season, five months on from his famous fourth and fifth in the win over Doncaster Rovers at the DW Stadium in November.

Colclough’s late goal earned Latics a valuable point on a tricky night at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday.

Speaking post-match to iFollow Latics, Colclough said:

“It has been a long time since my last goal so it was a good feeling to get myself on the scoresheet and more importantly it got the point for the team because every point is important in the run in – we don’t just want to be promoted we want to win the league.

“As long as I can chip in with goals or create then that’s the main thing.

“Watching from the sides you get a good angle but when you’re on the pitch you definitely get a better perspective of the game and I think you have to give great credit to Bristol Rovers because they passed the ball well tonight and were one of the tougher opponents we have faced.

“They gave us a good game and it was a blowing a gale and throwing down but we got the point, which I think was a fair result.”

Colclough felt Latics should have had a goal minutes before his leveller as Devante Cole saw an effort ruled out for offside but he praised the squad effort in getting the point as he, Cole and Will Grigg came off the bench to make an impact.

“Coley put it over the line,” Colclough said. “It doesn’t matter now but we have looked back and it wasn’t offside – you get them sometimes and sometimes you don’t and that’s how your luck goes.

“The boys dug deep tonight and pushed hard for the winner but tonight wasn’t the night.

“I think like the gaffer has said all season, the squad has been great, there hasn’t been a set starting XI and he’s always looked to the bench and always looked to make three subs in each game and the stats speak for themselves.

“The fight is on for the title but the ball is in our court and it is up to us to get the job done.”

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