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2 October 2018

Latics goalkeeper added another clean sheet to his collection as Paul Cook’s side extended DW Stadium unbeaten run this season to six games with 0-0 draw against Swansea City.

  • WATCH: Christian Walton on keeping a clean sheet on his 100th career appearances as Wigan Athletic drew 0-0 with Swansea City
  • Walton says Latics should be pleased with their performance in stalemate with the Swans
  • Walton: “I think we just need to take that performance tonight into the coming games.”

Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Christian Walton says his side should be pleased with their performance as they drew 0-0 with Swansea City on Tuesday evening in the Sky Bet Championship.

The draw sees Latics extend their unbeaten run at home this season to six games, with Walton starring for Paul Cook’s side on his 100th career appearance.

“I had a few key moments in the first-half where I had to be ready,” Walton said. “We knew the strengths they had and the threats they would pose on the night and I think we put in a good performance, probably one of the best performances we have had in the last four games.

“All the lads worked really hard and to keep the unbeaten run at home was nice.

“We knew we were going to come under a bit of pressure late on because both teams wanted to win the game. The back four were outstanding again tonight; Cedric and Chey have got a good partnership and look really at ease at this level, full credit to them and they were really good tonight.

“It is nice to reach the milestone but I want to play many more games and it is just a case of kicking on now and playing as many as I can for Wigan.”

Walton has played almost half of his career games over two spells with Latics and re-enforced his happiness at being at the DW.

“The main thing in the summer for me, when I knew I was going to be going out on loan, was to come back here to play under a manager that puts trust in all of his players,” Walton continued. “It was an easy transition for me to settle in and I have started off on the right foot again this time – as have the team – hopefully we can continue to carry on that momentum from last year.”

Saturday is set to see Latics take over 3,500 fans to local rivals Preston North End and Walton added he can’t wait for the derby match.

“We are looking forward to the Preston game on Saturday, it is going to be a tough game,” he continued. “We had a good away form last year and I think this year we have had a few decisions go against us on the road that haven’t made it easy for us [to pick up away points].

“There are plenty more away days ahead and I think we just need to take that performance tonight into the coming games.”

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