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2 February 2019

Captain for the day Danny Fox reflects on his debut and stresses how important the team's togetherness can be.

  • iFollow Latics - Danny Fox's post-QPR thoughts.
  • Former Nottingham Forest defender came in alongside Cedric Kipre at centre half and captained Latics on his debut.
  • Fox delighted with his start to life at the DW Stadium.

DF on his Latics debut

“I’m delighted, regardless of how I played, we’re happy to get the three points as teams around us dropped points so it’s a good day all round and gives us confidence going into the next game.”

DF on coming into the group and the role of captain in his first game as a Latics player

“It’s about getting results and the second goal is a good goal from a football point of view, but we dug in, especially with the lads that came on who played their part as well.

“The lads are really together, everyone’s buzzing after the game and long may that continue.”

DF on the leadership qualities that he brought to the defence

“I hope so, I was captain at Nottingham Forest a lot this season too and if the gaffer wants me to play that role, I’ll do that, but even if I’m not captain I’ll still be as vocal as I was today.

“There’s some terrific players here and I’ll try and get the best out of them.”

DF on the importance of having a proven and experienced goal-scorer in Leon Clarke in the starting XI

“I thought he was brilliant, he wasn’t very well before the game but as far as debuts go that’s as good as they come, scoring the winner on his debut on his return to the club.

“Lee Evans in midfield was brilliant too as well as the young lad (Reece James) who was top drawer and I think he’s going to go on too big, big things.

“The standards are in good stead for next week against Rotherham, but we need to start backing these results up and hopefully we can do that at Rotherham next week.”

DF on the importance of the Rotherham game and getting a win to lay a marker

“The away form hasn’t been great most of the season, but we’ve got time to put that right and there will be no better place to do it than a team that’s in and around us in Rotherham.

“We’ll go there full of confidence, but we know that they are a threat too with their home form, it will be a tough game but hopefully we can get the three points and kick on with the season.”

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