We need to right this wrong, admits Wigan Athletic starlet

Adam Long says Wigan Athletic will go to Blackpool on Tuesday night determined to do everything they can to 'put right' the wrongs of the weekend defeat to Northampton.
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Adam Long

Latics went down 3-2 at home to the Cobblers on Saturday, to extend their winless sequence to seven matches.

A rousing finale wasn't enough to rescue a point, but Long insists it will give them belief heading into the clash with the Seasiders.

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“We are all ready to go on Tuesday to try and put this result right," the young centre-back said.

"The dressing room isn’t down, and there is a fighting spirit where everyone believes that on our day we can win games.

“We've had a lot of injuries and people have been thrown in, in different positions.

"I feel like when we can get a settled back four and play a few games together, we will be stronger as a team to push us forwards.”

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Latics were two goals down inside 20 minutes against Northampton, which meant second-half goals from Joe Garner (penalty) and Tom James counted for nothing.

“First half we were disappointing and it was a slow start, to go two goals down early," Long acknowledged.

“Second half I thought we looked like a team that was fighting, a team that wanted to get points and play for the badge.

“If we can replicate the second half performances, then the results will come."

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On a personal note, the 19-year-old - one of the few players from the Isle of Man to make the big move over the Irish Sea - is enjoying life in the first team.

“I'm loving it," he added. "It's a big step up from 23s football.

"Everyone is put in to do a job, and I am trying to do my best and make a positive impression."

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