Defender assesses physical afternoon for his side as they battle to 1-1 draw at Rotherham United.
- WATCH: Chey Dunkley reflects on hard-fought point for Latics at Rotherham United
- Dunkley says Latics were focused as they battled draw in South Yorkshire
- Chey Dunkley: “We are just delighted to get something from the game; we set out to win the game but when it got to the 80th minute, we are the away side and you make sure you secure the point”
Wigan Athletic defender Chey Dunkley says Paul Cook’s side showed great focus as they drew 1-1 at Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon.
Reflecting post-match with iFollow Latics, Dunkley said:
“We are just delighted to get something from the game; we set out to win the game but when it got to the 80th minute, we are the away side and you make sure you secure the point.
“We had opportunities through myself, big Cedric [Kipre] and Pilks [Anthony Pilkington] towards the end but sometimes it is important to secure the point. Every point in this division is so valuable so we are happy with that.
“I knew that they would effective, at home they have five wins and every time they got the ball in our half, we knew it was coming into our box.
“I had to be focused, Foxy [Danny Fox] had to be focused and he put his head on the line and Cedric as well. That is what we are there for, that is our job to nullify their attacks and I think we did that for the most part.
“We were doing well and Foxy was leading the line but the injury happens and Cedric has come on unexpectedly and he has done well. It happened to me last week where I didn’t think I was coming and then within and instant I was on. That is what the squad is there for, though, whenever you are called upon by the gaffer, you need to come on and do your job and I think Cedric did that.”
And Dunkley is hopeful Latics can back up their recent good form back at the DW on Wednesday night against Stoke City.
“With Stoke, you don’t need to talk about how good a side they are and the players that they have got and we will do our analysis well on them and try and back today up,” Dunkley added.
“We have four points from the last two games so can we back it up and try and get up the league and finish the season strong, that’s the aim.”