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30 March 2019

Chey Dunkley pleased with Latics’ character after the hosts are held to a point against Brentford.

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Chey Dunkley praised Latics’ performance after his side recorded their 10th clean sheet of the 2018-19 campaign against Brentford.

Reflecting post-match, Dunkley – who hit the bar in the second half for Latics – said:

“It’s abit disappointing because we wanted to get the three points, but they’re a good side and it’s a point in the right direction but with the chances we had, it’s frustrating to only come away with one point rather than three.

“Clean sheets in this Division are massive, you don’t get many because of the quality of the League, there are some really good teams.”

Dunkley was solid at the heart of Latics’ defence throughout and spoke on the team spirit of the group following another point towards Sky Bet Championship safety.

“We are a tight-group, it’s going to be important for us in the run-in so we need to stay together and hopefully that will help us to get us over the line.

“We fancied ourselves to get a win, considering how good our home form has been this season, but we have to settle with the point.

“The players from the January window have given us a boost, I think we the team have a togetherness regardless, even the players coming off the bench like Cal (McManaman) coming off the bench and winning us free-kicks.”

The defender also praised Danny Fox following his return to the side and turned his attention to Latics’ trip to Bristol City next weekend.

“He’s an experienced player, he’s very vocal and a good organiser, so it’s good for him to come into the team and give us that confidence when he does play.

“It’s about strength in numbers, we have Jonas Olsson as well who has a lot of experience, Ceddy (Kipre) has been awesome since his arrival too so it’s healthy competition.

“We’ve just got to focus on ourselves and try and get three points against Bristol City on Saturday, it’s an opportunity for us to change our away form and impose ourselves on them.

“We know that they’re a good side, but we will make sure we’re ready and prepared for that game as every game counts from now until the end of the season.”

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