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WATCH: JAMES VAUGHAN ON OPENING HIS DW STADIUM ACCOUNT IN 3-0 WIN OVER OLDHAM ATHLETIC

30 March 2018

Latics striker James Vaughan spoke to iFollow Latics after scoring his first DW Stadium goal.

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Wigan Athletic striker James Vaughan says the most important part of Good Friday’s 3-0 win over Oldham Athletic was the three points, despite the fact he opened his own account at the DW Stadium in the success.

Speaking post-match with iFollow Latics, Vaughan said:

“It is always good to score a goal; more importantly it helped the team to a very important three points so it was a good day all round.

“You just have to gamble sometimes; luckily it fell for me today, other times it won’t, but you just keep going.

“I think there it always a period of adaptation when you come into a new club and I have settled in really well.

“There is great competition for places; Griggy has scored today and Devante already has a load of goals this season and we’re all pushing each other on so hopefully we can work together to get to where we want to be.”

Latics have returned to the top of Sky Bet League One with games in hand on their closest rivals but Vaughan says it’s very much tunnel vision for Paul Cook’s side.

“It is a very strong mentality in this group; we want to win every single game and if we do that we win the league so that is what we’re going for,” he explained.

“I think if we win our games that takes care of it; if we start worrying about everyone else then it will give others the opportunity to put other mentalities in our head.

“In the position we are in, we have the upper hand, if we win our games, we go up, regardless of what everyone else does. We are in a fortunate position, everyone wants to be where we are.”

A superb third came for Latics from top goal-scorer Nick Powell and Vaughan says the forward is essential to our title bid.

“Nick is a top player,” he continued. “He could play at any level and could be whatever he wants to be. It is up to us to support him and keep him going because we will need him between now and the end of the season.”


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