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24 March 2018

Defender on sixth goal of the season, which helped Latics to 2-0 win at Bury on Saturday afternoon.

  • WATCH: Chey Dunkley on Wigan Athletic’s 2-0 win at Bury
  • Dunkley got Latics’ second goal, his sixth of the season, in the win at the Energy Check Stadium
  • Dunkley: “We have all chipped in all season; it is good for us, but we all know our jobs and we all have individual goals.”

Wigan Athletic defender Chey Dunkley told iFollow Latics that he was as proud of another clean sheet as he was his sixth goal of the season.

Reflecting post-match, Dunkley stated the foundation from which Latics are building their success is their incredible defensive record.

“I try and get on the end of the things but, first and foremost, my job is to try and keep them out and I am happy with the clean sheet,” Dunkley explained.

“We know we have the quality to get goals so we need to keep the strong foundation which we have and go from there.

“We have all chipped in all season; it is good for us, but we all know our jobs and we all have individual goals.

“We pride ourselves on clean sheets; we have let a few goals in over the course of the season – that’s always going to happen – but we are back to basics, getting a strong foundation and we back ourselves to get goals from that.”

Reflecting on the 2-0 win at the Energy Check Stadium, Dunkley added:

“We knew it was going to be a tough game; the pitch wasn’t great and they are fighting for their lives. They really did contest with us and we are fortunate to get over the line and get the three points.

“We had to stick with the game because we are not always going to have total control for 90 minutes and we knew that they would come out at us. It was important for us to stay resilient and stay in the game.

“We soaked up the pressure, got a foot in the game and then started to play in their half, that worked for us so credit to the boys.

“We take each game as it comes and the staff make sure we are well-prepared for every game. It has been Saturday-Wednesday recently but it will be Saturday-Tuesday until the end of the season so certainly ahead of the Easter break it is important we get our recovery in.”

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