Date: 22nd March 2015 at 4:06pm
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Manager Neil Lennon has said he was happy with a point from yesterday’s game against Wigan Athletic.

Hear Lennon Speak Following Wigan (click here)

Having taken the lead ourselves with 20 minutes remaining, Wigan scored at the death to level things and take a point from the game and having bosses possession and definitely the chances on the day they’d have felt they were worthy of at least something from the game, and that was why Lennon wasn’t too disappointed to concede late on again as it could have come far earlier really.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, he explained.

‘With our recent away form and Wigan`s home form, people will say that a draw was always on the cards. Whilst I`m very happy with the point, I`m not so pleased with our performance. Wigan definitely deserved something out of the game, and you can see that they are scrapping for their lives at the moment. Away from home you have to rely on your goalkeeper to play well, and Ben Amos certainly did that this afternoon. Saying that, he had a little bit too much to do for my liking.’

Lennon went on to namecheck former England and Liverpool striker Emile Heskey for having a particularly good game as well.

‘I also thought Emile Heskey had a very good game. You can see he used every bit of his experience and played a crucial role for us. Aside from those two and our younger players, too many were off-colour today.’

The gaffer admitted that with the deflection for our goal, we certainly got a slice of luck that has maybe been missing in our defensive play of late, but it gave us something to hold onto in the game and with performances in other games not giving us the points he felt we deserved, for him it was nice to get that bit of luck to somewhat balance things up.

‘We got a slice of luck with the goal, no doubting that. Our performances have deserved more away from home recently, so we feel we were certainly due that bit of luck. Once again, we`ve conceded a late goal. It`s happening far too often. If we hadn`t conceded so many at late stages of games we`d have been home and hosed by now. We feel Tim Ream was pushing in the lead up to their goal, but we can have no complaints as it was the least Wigan deserved.’

He ends by saying that what was important though was that we ended the ‘rot’ away from home in recent times, and the point and the draw does that and gives us something to try and build on again now in the coming games and there was also a lot of praise for the travelling support.

‘That said, we`ve stopped the rot away from home. We now probably just need a couple more wins to cement our place in this division for next season. That`s pleasing considering where we were when we came through the door. Our fans were once again superb throughout. They`ve not had much to shout about in recent weeks, but they`ve been right behind us since the day we came through the door.’

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