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30 November 2018

Wednesday night's penalty scorer James Vaughan hoping to add to his tally in Latics' second local derby of the week.

  • James Vaughan - Striker looks ahead to Bolton Wanderers trip.
  • Vaughan netted Latics' second in the 3-1 win against Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday.
  • "I think you can see the belief we have in each other." - Vaughan.

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Speaking for the latest episode of the club podcast Latics Listen, striker James Vaughan reflected on Wednesday night's 3-1 win against Blackburn Rovers at the DW Stadium, and looked ahead to a second local derby of the week when Paul Cook's men travel to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

On getting back on the score sheet with his third goal in all competitions this season, Vaughan began.

“It’s always good to play and get a goal, but the main thing is we stopped the rot and got a win so the three points is massive for us and hopefully we can kick on now.

“That’s what strikers are there for, we’re judged on goals and I’m glad I’ve managed to get one.

“I think the service made it easier for me, I just enjoyed myself and went out there and played the best I could and thankfully we got the win.

“I think you can see the belief we have in each other as a group, it’s frustrating because we know we are better than our results have been, and you saw that on Wednesday, I thought it was a great performance."

Listen to Vaughany below on the latest episode of our podcast.

On local derbies and the upcoming game against Bolton, Vaughan continued:

“I always want to give everything I’ve got and hopefully it’s good enough, that’s all I can offer.

“It’s a massive game for us, it’s a relentless league and we’re looking forward to it. You can’t rest on your laurels and we will go again on Saturday.

“We don’t need rest, we’re a fit bunch of lads so we will be raring to go and ready to give it everything we’ve got."

Vaughan was on target alongside two of his car school friends on Wednesday, with Gary Roberts opening the scoring with a stunning left footed effort, before Callum McManaman wrapped the result up late on with his first goal since returning to the club in the summer.

The striker added:

“All the lads are ready if they are called upon, especially like you saw with Mac (McManaman), I’m delighted for him and he’s deserved his opportunity.”

“It was great for us all, there have been times where all three of us have been out of the team, so we went home with smiles on our faces.”

“The gaffer’s been great with sticking to his principles, he’s stayed strong and it’s payed dividends with the three points on the board.”

“It’s easy to forget what got us to where we are, he stayed strong and told us to keep doing what you’re doing, and we did that and it paid off.”

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