Striker delighted to be off the mark in the Sky Bet Championship this season as he gets crucial winner for Paul Cook’s side.
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- Vaughan: “If we can keep picking up wins then teams are going to fear us so we can hopefully use that to our advantage and kick on.”
Wigan Athletic striker James Vaughan was delighted to make a crucial impact from the bench as Latics recorded a vital 1-0 win over Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon.
Vaughan, who also notched in the clash with Millers in the Carabao Cup last month, said his desire paid off as he looked to influence the game following his introduction.
“It was one of those games where we came into it wanting to get three points and knowing we should get three points, so we just stuck at it and got them in the end,” Vaughan said.
“If you speak to any of the subs they all want to get on and that’s the way you’ve got to be from the bench because your team is only as good as your subs, and the lads are itching to come on and help to change the game every week.
“Callum McManaman came on and did very well and made space to get his shot away, and luckily enough it fell to me and I was able to put it in so I’m happy.”
Latics have tasted defeat on their own patch just once in the league in 2018, with Manchester City, West Ham United and Bournemouth all defeated in the FA Cup too.
And Vaughan says the DW is becoming a strong home for his side.
“We play with a great attacking emphasis every week and the lads want to get forward,” he explained. “We’ve been unlucky in few of the games because we haven’t picked up the points we’ve deserved, but today we did.
“Teams aren’t going to want to come here and be open and expansive because they know what we can do, so it’s up to us to be patient and break them down and we can build from today.
“If we can keep picking up wins then teams are going to fear us so we can hopefully use that to our advantage and kick on.”