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16 September 2018

Latics stopper Christian Walton reflects on defeat to Brentford and focuses on rewarding fans with positive results against Hull City and Bristol City in the coming week.

  • Reaction: Christian Walton on Latics' 2-0 defeat at Brentford FC.
  • Goalkeeper Walton made a string of impressive saves against the high-flying Bees.
  • Walton insists Latics can make it a successful six days period with home double-header coming up.

Speaking to iFollow Latics at Griffin Park following Latics' 2-0 defeat to Brentford FC in the Sky Bet Championship, Latics goalkeeper Christian Walton gave credit where credit's due and said we must move on quickly with two home challenges ahead this coming week against Hull City and Bristol City.

"Brentford were the better team and full credit to them. We knew it was going to be a tough game, they've had a good start, as have we, so I think they would have been wary of our threats, but today it wasn't to be.

"We were naive at times, but there's no point dwelling on it because we go again on Tuesday night.

"We've got two good opportunities on Tuesday and Friday night. They're two big games in what can still turn out to be a great week for us. If we can get two positive results from the next two matches then we'll be in a good place.

"I'm sure we'll use the squad over the next few games and so we should because there's great depth and quality to it. Every player needs to be ready to step in, make an impact and take their chance."

On Saturday afternoon itself and his own performance, Walton added:

"It was a busy afternoon for me. It's nice to make a few saves and I had to be on my game today, but it's about getting the result, not just me. It's the old cliche 'that's what I'm there for'. It was good to make saves at key moments and it's a confidence boost at the time for myself, but I don't want to get ahead of myself and I'll keep grounded.

"I don't think we'll be the only team to turn up at Brentford and come away with a 2-0 defeat because they've got some great attacking players.

"The games in West London haven't been great for us this season, but great credit to our fans for coming down. They stuck with us like they do for every away game and all we can do now is repay them with results in the next two home games."

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