Latics 2 Grimsby 0

After the 2-0 success over Grimsby Town on Saturday, new manager Pete Wild wants his players to forget what is going on off the field and concentrate on picking up as many points as they can in the remaining fixtures. The game was won by a Chris O’Grady strike and a Callum Lang header which halted a run of not winning which goes back to the second game of Paul Scholes's tenure at Boundary Park.

Wild said, "It’s a really good feeling. I felt we controlled the game for long periods, implemented the plan where possible, and I thought we were good for at least a 2-0 victory. I find letting go of the behind the scenes stuff quite easy because I know what my job is. There will always be at any football club stuff in the background that you may agree or disagree with, so you’ve just got to put that to one side. You have to walk out every morning and concentrate on the football – and if the football does you well, then you’ll always be all right. I’ll ultimately be judged not on how I behave Monday to Friday with all the other stuff, I’ll be judged on Saturday afternoon and how I do on the pitch, so that’s just where I am with things."