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Appleton proud after win at Wigan

27 October 2021

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Michael Appleton was proud of the determination his side showed as they battled to an impressive win at Wigan Athletic.

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Gallery: Wigan Athletic 1 Imps 2

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The Imps were deserved victors at the DW Stadium, as goals from Dan Nlundulu and TJ Eyoma silenced more than 8,000 home fans.

Appleton said: “We knew it was going to be tough as they’re a very good side, but we showed a lot of grit and it’s a massive result for us. We were a little disappointed not to keep a clean sheet, but sometimes a win is more important and I’m very proud of that performance.

“We started the game really well, got the goal and then in the second half could have got a third or fourth goal on top of the one we did. We knew we’d have to defend crosses in the box and they’d get the ball forward early - we dealt with that really well and were brave in possession.”

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Fans gallery: Wigan Athletic 1 Imps 2

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Nlundulu capped his most impressive outing in an Imps shirt with his first goal for the club, and Appleton was pleased the forward followed his advice.

He added: “He worked hard and is getting to understand what it takes in League football - my only instruction to him was run, and if he came towards the ball I’d probably take him off.

“I wanted him to run away from the ball and be a problem for the opposition, I wanted him running behind and outmuscling defenders - we don’t need him coming for the ball to feet. He took the instructions on board and hopefully he can do it again on Saturday.”

The in-form Imps are looking to build on this victory when Shrewsbury Town visit the LNER Stadium on Saturday. Click here to book your ticket now.

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