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LAST WORD: Karl Delighted with U's Character

Reaction as the U's draw at Wigan

2 February 2022

Boss Karl Robinson was delighted with the character and fighting spirit on display as his side drew 1-1 at Wigan last night.

“I thought in the first half we were by far the better team” he told iFollow. “We controlled the ball well and passed it really well. One of the Wigan media men said it was one of the best performances he has seen here for a long time.

“But in the second Wigan were the better team and we had no answer to them really. When you can’t find the answer then there is a big thing called desire that you have to have. The only way we answered Wigan’s questions in the second half was team spirit and desire.

“To come away to what I believe is the best team in the league and get a draw is a good effort. I thought we should have beaten them in the home game, even with the side we had out that day. Tonight again we had no Gavin Whyte, Marcus Browne or James Henry- big players for us who are still to come into this team so we showed a bit of fight and we didn’t lose ground on a team who will probably get out of this league automatically given the games in hand that they have got.

“All in, it wasn’t such a bad night for us. Sometimes as a coach you want to see personality in your team and we saw that this evening.

“At the end we stood for two minutes and applauded the fans because they deserved that as well. When it got difficult they stuck with us and we could still hear them. I think they saw a very good game and I felt it was a pleasure to be part of it tonight.”

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