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Reaction | Rob Edwards on Wigan draw

7 January 2023

Club News

Reaction | Rob Edwards on Wigan draw

7 January 2023

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Manager Rob Edwards felt a slow start cost his side as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup Third Round this evening.

The away side took the lead after 17th minutes through Tom Naylor but Harry Cornick responded with his first goal of the season on the stroke of half-time.

Despite their best efforts in the second, Edwards’ side couldn’t find a winner which means a replay will settle the result of this cup tie.

“We wanted to win the game and try and get it done in one night,” the boss admitted after the match. “That’s not the case now so we’re going to have to go again. I said to the lads we paid for a slow start, we can’t come off it and I felt we did. It was evident we did for whatever reason but as the half grew on in the first half, we got better. I’m really pleased that we got the goal at a very good time and I thought in the second half we were excellent.

“I thought there was a lot of good things about us, I thought there was a lot more intensity, we got into a lot of good areas, it was the last bit that was lacking and that’s something we’ve got to look at. Overall, because of the start and going one-nil down, we will take the replay and we have to try and do it up there now.

“We have some very good players here and we got into some really good areas, it was just the last bit. It can be difficult when they get everyone back behind the ball and cover the space as well but I expect us to make one or two bigger chances than we did.”

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