Latics 4 Yeovil 1

Last updated : 14 February 2019 By Dave Moore

New manager Paul Scholes was pleased with the 4-1 win over Yeovil Town on Tuesday. Goals from Jose Baxter, Callum Lang, Mohamed Maouche and Christopher Missilou were enough to see that justice was served after the Yeovil players dished out some pretty harsh challenges in an order to stop the Latics playing football.

Scholes did his first after-match press conference and said, “It's a relief to get the first one done, but it was nice, it was just the start that's all it is, there's going to be tougher tests ahead of them. Crewe are going really well, and we have to be ready again. I have to prepare the boys well for the game Saturday, so hopefully we can do that and hopefully we'll have a similar result. I think 4-1 probably doesn't reflect how difficult the night was really, Yeovil made it really difficult for us. They like to play direct to Fisher, but George Edmundson and Peter Clarke had a lot to deal with and they handled it really well. Daniel Iversen as well, I think he was very good coming with the crosses, he held everything so that took the pressure off us a little bit. I was really pleased with the goals, there were some outstanding goals and I said in a press conference yesterday, I knew there was talent in this squad.”

“They [Gevaro Nepomuceno and Johan Branger-Engone] were sensational together, there's a great link between them. We see that, and I know Gevaro isn't particularly interested in playing left back but he's played left back a lot in the past. I think he's one of the best left backs in the league from what I've seen so far but they link brilliant together I think they made the first goal and the second goal, some really good play, so yes I'm really pleased with them both.”

“We’ll prepare for Crewe, we've only watched Crewe a few times as we do. We know how well they play and what a threat they can be, so we have to come up with a plan to try and beat that. I know I've got quality in my team, I try not to worry too much about opposition because I know the quality we have and if we play anything like we can do we'll have a chance of winning the game.”