Miracles happen

Last updated : 10 January 2019 By Dave Moore

Latics' caretaker manager Pete Wild was very proud after the remarkable 2-1 win at Premier League side Fulham on Sunday. Sam Surridge and Callum Lang got the goals and Daniel Iversen made a decisive penalty save which did the business for the Latics who were excellent value for their win after being cheered on by an enthusiastic 4,000 followers who drowned out any noise that the home fans tried to make.

Wild said, “I think it's hard to sum up your emotions at the moment. It's a really proud day for the club, proud day for the supporters and I'm just proud of everyone today, certainly the players in that dressing room. We had a game plan to stay in the game as long as we could and try to contain them. We knew we were going to be under a lot of pressure which was the case, but we always said last 30 minutes we were going to have a go which we did.”

“Dan's pulled off a fantastic save, he's a good young pro and he'll go on to have a fantastic career. He's done what he's paid to do, so fair play to him, he's been great. Callum was excellent today, he had to do a lot of defending because we were getting doubled up on his side. His work rate was brilliant, we were thinking of changing him 10 minutes before he scored to freshen things up and I'm glad we didn't in the end.”

“It's a special memory for all of us, especially our fans and players. We spoke to the players before the game and we said you don't get many moments in your life where things like this happen. You've got to savour these moments, in the face of adversity special things tend to happen which certainly happened today. I thought they [the fans] were excellent all day and they are. They travel up and down the country, so a personal thank you on behalf of everyone associated with the club for those who made the journey.”

“In my head we've got to prepare for Forest Green, unless I'm told otherwise, I'll be there on Saturday. It sounds like I'm straight batting it, but we can't get carried away with this result, we're five off the playoffs which is where we need to be.”