Michael Jacobs delighted after Latics grabbed all three points against Bolton Wanderers.
- iFollow Latics - Michael Jacobs post-Bolton Wanderers.
- Jacobs netted Latics' fourth in the 5-2 victory at the DW Stadium.
- Crackers teed up Nick Powell for Latics' third.
Speaking to iFollow Latics, Michael Jacobs praised Latics’ performance after his side netted five goals in a derby day victory against Bolton Wanderers.
Reflecting post-match, Jacobs – who grabbed Latics’ fourth goal in the second half – said:
“We played well, it was a massive game for us, we weren’t good enough in mid-week. We’ve had some tough results against Reading and Blackburn Rovers so to get these three points is massive for the football club.
“When you slip into the relegation zone its tough to get out of, it’s a hard league and games come thick and fast, but it was just important we kept our home form going and keep picking up the points because we want to stay in this Division.”
Jacobs was influential in Latics’ victory and spoke on the third goal and praised his team-mates following a massive three points.
“I was just focusing on getting back into position as he collected my cross and then I realised he dropped it, maybe I should have took it myself but I’ll let Nick (Powell) have this one.
“In this team you’re going to create chances when we play on the front foot like we do and it’s a big bit of my game that I need to improve, consistently scoring goals at this level.
“It was nice to score and to get five goals against a local derby team was nice and good for the team’s confidence that’s for sure.
“This season we had an unbelievable start and then we hit a wall and we suddenly found ourselves back in it, it gives you a bit of a realisation that you need to pick up points sooner rather than later and I’m glad we did that today."
The midfielder also praised the fans following the win.
“We enjoy playing at home, the atmosphere is great, and the fans get behind us, they’ve stuck with us this year despite some tough results.
“We need to make sure over the international break we take our time, rest up and get ready for the Brentford game.”