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Pressley: We needed to manage the game properly

16 April 2016

Boss disappointed that his couldn't hold on to win

Steven Pressley felt the ten minute period after Town had scored their opening goal today was the decisive moment in the game.

Stefan Scougall netted his first goal for the Club in the 67th minute as he hammered home from close range after meeting Wes Burns’s low cross.

However the Latics responded soon after through Liam Kelly, who’s shot from inside the box crept just over the line to earn the visitors a point.

After the game, Pressley said: “I feel disappointed that we didn’t win the game. We had a ten minute period after we scored where I didn’t feel we managed the game properly.

“I never felt we were in real danger but they’re always a threat from set-plays. They’re a physical side who put you under pressure but in general play we were strong.

“We were very much in control of the game but felt for those ten minutes we didn’t manage it properly. That’s the disappointing factor for me.

“At the time they came really down to press us. We’re a team who wants to play and I felt we had to use the sides of the pitch to utilise the pace of Wes Burns.

“We had to try and turn them for that ten minutes and manage the game, but we didn’t quite manage to do that and it was a decisive period.

“But I asked certain aspects from different players today and I thought they delivered on that. I’ve got a group here who are desperate to make sure this Club survives.

“We’ve got players out there today with injections in order to play, so we have a brilliant group who are really determined and that was evident in the performance.”

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