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LEE EVANS - "OUR PERFORMANCES SHOW HOW MUCH HUNGER WE HAD AFTER THE BRENTFORD DEFEAT, WE MADE SURE WE EARNED THESE BACK-TO-BACK WINS."

21 September 2018

Lee Evans reflects on Latics' 1-0 victory over Bristol City, claiming a second win in three days in the Sky Bet Championship.

  • WATCH: Midfielder Lee Evans on Latics' 1-0 victory against Bristol City.
  • Midfielder delighted with how Latics bounced back following Saturday's loss at Brentford.
  • Evans sure Paul Cook will keep the players' feet on the ground after going up to third in the Sky Bet Championship.

Speaking to iFollow Latics at the DW Stadium following his side's 1-0 victory over Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday night, midfielder Lee Evans was delighted to come out of a tough fixture period of three games in six days with six points.

"We knew with three games in six days we'd have a lot of tired legs out there and that reflected on the game because it was scrappy throughout.

"There was plenty of hunger in the dressing room. We only have to look back to the Brentford game and everyone was disappointed, not just the fact that we lost the game, but the way in which we played. It was important to bounce back in the two home games.

"We didn't play at our most fluent tonight, but we got the three points and got ourselves up to third in the Championship.

"We don't fear anyone in this league, but we know there's a long way to go. We're delighted with the start we've made, it's about getting as many points as we can as quickly as we can."

On Nick Powell's match-winning header in the 52nd minute, Evans added:

"One moment of magic did it for us. It was a great ball from Josh Windass onto Powelly's head. We'll take the 1-0 because that's all that matters.

"It was a great ball and it was begging to be headed in. Nick's had a bit of work to do, he was hanging in the air and it's a great finish."

With Latics up to third place in the Sky Bet Championship ahead of the weekend's fixtures, Evans was keen to ensure he and his team mates will keep their feet firmly planted.

"The manager will make sure our feet are on the ground. You've only got to look at our next game, we've got Norwich away, a team who have been in the Premier League recently. We know how relentless this league is and how hard every team we play is. Every week it's a new challenge and if you get three points from any game, you've got to earn them."


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