Michael Jacobs talks to iFollow Latics about captaining the side on Saturday and scoring as Latics beat Rochdale 1-0.
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Latics forward Michael Jacobs was delighted to grab the winning goal for Latics as he returned to the starting XI and captained Paul Cook’s side in a 1-0 win over Rochdale in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon.
Jacobs’ first-half strike proved enough for Latics, who registered an important win to follow up Monday night’s Emirates FA Cup win over Manchester City.
“It was great to get back to winning ways in the league after Monday night, which was a massive achievement,” Jacobs said.
“We played so well in that game but in the last couple of league matches we haven’t really got to the levels that we expect of ourselves, so today was massive – probably more so the three points than a performance because the other teams around us had gone above us with playing league games whilst we were in the FA Cup.”
Jacobs got his eighth goal of the season in the win over Dale but it was his first since our win at AFC Wimbledon in December and he admitted it was a relief when his strike hit the back of the net.
“It has been a sticky spell for me over the last four or five weeks,” he added. “I have had chances and I haven’t tucked them away but when it went in, it was pleasing to give us the lead.”
On his captaincy, his continued:
“It was something different; we have two outstanding club captains in Dan and Sam – I think the manager must have had a few drinks last night to get to the conclusion that he wanted me to be captain!
“It is an honour for me to represent the club as captain; the manager didn’t have to, but he put that trust in me, and I felt like I needed to repay him and I am very thankful for that.”
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