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11 December 2018

Latics' 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux assessed by Academy Coach Peter Murphy.

  • iFollow Latics - Academy Coach Peter Murphy's thoughts on Latics' FA Youth Cup win.
  • Divin Baningime and Charlie Jolley scored in Latics' 2-1 win against Wolves.
  • Latics secured fourth round spot after FA Youth Cup triumph at Molineux.

Speaking to iFollow Latics after the Under 18s' 2-1 victory against Wolves at Molineux in the third round of the FA Youth Cup, Academy Coach Peter Murphy gave his views on the youth team's progress this season.

PM on a very good win against tough opposition...

“We watched a few games before playing at Molineux and we knew we were coming up against a tough side.

“They are athletic, strong and can play with the ball with a different system that were used to playing in the EFL Youth Alliance or Youth Alliance Cup.

“We changed a little bit ourselves with the formation which was different for the lads, but I think they did magnificent tonight on a big occasion for them.”

PM on Latics' chances created...

“We had chances but that’s part of youth football, learning that scoring the third goal would send our belief through the roof, but also thinking that giving Wolves an extra chance could’ve got them back into the game.

PM on Charlie Jolley...

“The proof’s in signing his professional contract, he doesn’t get that off the back of not training well, not working hard or not being a great lad on top of his performances, I think he’s set a benchmark of what you need to deserve one at the football club.

“When Charlie gets in front of goal you fancy him to score all the time, hopefully he keeps his run going.

PM on half time message to players...

“I just told them to keep doing what they were doing, I thought in the first-half we limited Wolves to very little chances which allowed us to test them more going forward, which I think we did.

“When we doubled our lead, it was about the players managing the game, limit them to few chances and if we get another one to kill the game off, which we nearly did.”

PM on upcoming EFL Youth Alliance Cup quarter-final against Lincoln City...

“We’ve got a big quarter-final game away at Lincoln on Saturday, so we will enjoy our moment tonight and re-group on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s game.

“It’s a cup that the club have been in the final of over the last two seasons and we want to try and go one better this year.”

“We’ve got this far with every player contributing, we’d like to try achieve some silverware this season with the league, the FA Youth Cup and the Youth Alliance Cup.

“We take each game as it comes, we have a great group of lads and staff, everyone deserves to enjoy tonight.”

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