We can't and won't worry about other stuff, insists Wigan Athletic ace

Jamie Proctor insists Wigan Athletic can't be worrying about their relegation rivals in the fight for survival.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 10:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 10:32 am
Jamie Proctor in action at Wimbledon
Jamie Proctor in action at Wimbledon

The on-loan Rotherham man's cool finish on Tuesday night put Latics ahead at Wimbledon, who levelled 10 minutes before the end to ensure honours ended even.

Latics climbed out of the bottom four with the point - which made it seven picked up from the past three matches - with a quarter of the campaign to go.

But with plenty of twists and turns to come, Proctor is taking nothing for granted regarding the run-in.

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"All we can keep doing is looking after ourselves," he said.

"The teams around us are picking up results as well and going on good runs.

"But we can’t worry about them and have to look at ourselves and what we have inside of our dressing room – players, staff, just everyone needs to come together.

"I think moving forward, game by game, week by week if we do that and produce results then we’ll be all right.”

Latics looked good value for another win in south London when Proctor converted Dan Gardner's pull-back just before the hour mark.

But they conceded their first goal in five-and-a-half hours George Dobson planted a bullet header past a helpless Jamie Jones.

“We’re disappointed and obviously want to win every game and expect to win going into games regardless of where we are in the league," Proctor acknowledged.

“With the current form and the belief in the dressing room we expect to win the game especially when you take the lead in the second half.

"I think we expected to go on and get a second goal, see it out and get the three points but ultimately, we didn’t do that.

“On reflection I think it was a fair result - in the first half we weren’t at it as well as we have been over the past few weeks.

"But we extend the unbeaten run to three games, which I don’t think we have done that much this season.

"We have to take the positives, stay upbeat and keep moving forward and move up the table.

Proctor's goal was his second in a Latics shirt, having also netted against the Dons in the corresponding fixture at the DW last month.

"It was a nice move, a neat bit of play from Dan and then I’ve finished it to give us the lead," he assessed.

"It’s disappointing in the end. But if we can continue with the fight and spirit then we’ll be all right.”

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