Opposition view: Richardson hails 'deserved win' for Wigan

Late Lang winner lifts Latics to 21st
Leam Richardson.Leam Richardson.
Leam Richardson.

Wigan Athletic manager Leam Richardson hailed a 'deserved win' for his players after they beat the Cobblers 1-0 on Tuesday.

Callum Lang struck eight minutes from time to snatch three crucial points in the battle for League One survival.

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"I'm made up for the lads tonight," said Richardson. "I thought they worked tirelessly hard after coming off a very disappointing result at the weekend.

"To get a result away at Northampton, who offer a tough test, was very pleasing. They stood up to it very well and deserved the result.

"You know what you're going to get from Keith Curle's team and Northampton did put it to us in many ways. You've got to be up for meeting that challenge.

"My challenge to the lads was to make sure we were better than them in every area, which allowed us to impose our little bits of quality that we always felt we could get in certain areas.

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"We set up with a gameplan that we thought would give us moments in the game and allow our flair players to show their quality.

"We certainly had to match Northampton's endeavour and style of play and defensively we did that. Then we got a moment of quality and thankfully it dropped to Callum and he took his chance very well.

"We watched them at the weekend and we changed the shape because we felt that was something that would work for us and give us a few chances.

"There's still all to play and it's our job to stay positive, roll our sleeves up and fight as hard as we can to make sure we get the results to stay in this division."