Leam Richardson's joy after Wigan Athletic's 1-0 win against Rotherham United

Leam Richardson was delighted with Wigan’s late 1-0 victory over Rotherham at the DW Stadium.

Saturday, 14th August 2021, 7:00 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th August 2021, 7:02 pm
Will Keane's late winner

Will Keane headed home a winner, in front of the returning home fans.

The Wigan manager was delighted with the atmosphere throughout the entire afternoon.

He said: “That’s why we’re In football. You could feel the buzz round the town. The reception was brilliant.

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“You settle for what you get, Rotherham are a well drilled side.

"They make you defend, but second half I think we deserved to win.”

Keane had missed an earlier opportunity to give Latics the lead, with his managed pleased that he stuck with it.

"Will is growing as a player and person. If he gets into best areas then he’ll score," said Richardson.

“It’s important, we’re still in our infancy, experiencing things for the first time.”

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Keane was also pleased to have made up for his earlier miss and give his side the three points.

He said: “I was really relieved to get that chance at the end, I was determined to get in that position, in front of the fans. It’s what we’ve all been missing.”