Reaction | Rob Edwards on victory against Wigan!

Manager Rob Edwards praised his team for a ‘good response’ with two wins against Wigan Athletic in the space of four days.


The latest of which pushed the Hatters up into seventh in the Sky Bet Championship and outside of the play-off places on goal difference thanks to goals in either half from Harry Cornick and Elijah Adebayo.

“It has been very good, the boss reflected. “Really good response after losing a week ago today after being two-nil up. It did hurt us so it has been a really good response.

“The first goal in any game is really key. The second goal then if you get it makes it a little bit more comfortable. I never felt fully comfortable because Wigan put us under a lot of pressure, it was difficult to defend the long balls and up against a couple of big strikers. They’re a big threat but I was delighted with the timings of the goals, thought they were really well-worked goals as well.”

Cornick was one of many to impress at the DW Stadium, scoring his first league goal of the season and setting up the second for his strike partner Adebayo.

“Delighted for him. He’s been brilliant, a really good assist as well for the second goal so his performance was top today.

“Great counter-attack,” Edwards continued on the second goal. “We talked about speeding the game up and it’s hard to defend against that. it was the perfect weight of pass into his path and you just knew that because the pass was right from Corns, it made the finish easier and Eli took it really well.”

It was the fourth successive away win in all competitions and the 40-year-old was delighted he and the team could give over 1,000 Hatters something to shout about.

“We want to be as difficult to play against at home and I think we are. It’s terrific, it shows we can come to difficult places and not only compete but win. It’s great for over 1,000 travelling fans today to see us get the three points so they will be going home happy and we’re delighted they were here today supporting us.”

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