Points not goals are Wigan Athletic's star's target

Callum Lang insists points are more important than goals after helping Wigan Athletic breathe new life into their survival bid.

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 11:10 am
Updated Sunday, 7th March 2021, 11:18 am
Callum Lang

The 22-year-old scored his fifth goal in his last seven appearances as Latics brushed aside MK Dons 3-0 at the DW - and six in 12 since being recalled from a loan spell at Motherwell.

Latics are now a single point adrift of safety with 13 matches remaining, ahead of Tuesday night's trip to Plymouth.

And while desperate to continue his purple patch in front of goal, Lang admits the overall points tally is by far the most important thing.

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“I’ll take the goals however they go in just as long as we’re winning games," he said.

“It’s nice to be scoring, but the most important thing is to get the results.

“We’re happy with whatever score line as long as we’re taking the three points.

"I’m really enjoying my football at the moment and really enjoying playing for this club.

“I’ll keep on giving it everything right until the last game.

"We’re all working hard on the training pitch and for us that’s a big result for us today.”

Latics got back on track with their first home win in three months, with January arrivals George Johnston and Joe Dodoo both notching their first goals for the club, either side of Lang's bullet header just after the hour mark.

“We all enjoyed that," Lang acknowledged. "It was a long time coming, we worked hard and I felt like we deserved it.

"We’re all buzzing with the result and it’s a nice feeling in the dressing room.

“Defensively we were solid. They still caused us some problems but that’s the best we’ve been defensively so we need to build on that.

“I think scoring three goals as well...in some games we haven’t scored enough.

"As well as the defenders, the strikers should do their job as well, and some games we should be scoring more.

"But at both ends we performed and we need to keep that up.

“We know how big every point is and we’re fighting every game for the points.

"Three points was massive for us, but we have to look at Plymouth now and take something away from the game.

"We know what to do for the rest of the season, we’re all on board and we have to stick with it."

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