The Latics had to do it the hard way again on Saturday when they came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1. Conor Wilkinson, who completed his loan period at the end of the match, and Mike Jones scored the vital goals to give Latics theit 10th consectuive match without defeat.
Latics boss Lee Johnson remarked, "I thought for 70 minutes we were brilliant. The way we moved the ball around was good and I thought Mike Jones was superb and rightly got the man of the match. He tired a little bit towards the end but he has excellent throughout. We have been hit with a bug going around the place but we showed good character to get the win and come from behind. Walsall are a good side and tough to break down so when they got their noses in the lead I was a little bit worried but we stayed patient and we got the two goals."
Speaking of Wilkinson's contribution he went on, "His spell deserved the goal. He has been fantastic and I've been pleased with him and hopefully we will be able to get him back sometime. We've got to continue our good form. Our bench looked strong with big Jabo coming off the bench and offering a different option so we have threats all over the field. We've got to keep our feet on the ground and move forward. We have a good team spirit at the moment and that is important because you can't coach that so it is a positive."