Wigan Athletic chief dismisses half-time 'incident'

Leam Richardson insists any words - harsh or otherwise - said between his players as they walked off for half-time at Doncaster were only for the benefit of Wigan Athletic's goal of survival.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 1:28 pm
Latics were deserved winners at Doncaster on Saturday

Latics picked up a fantastic 4-1 victory at Doncaster on Saturday to move to within a point of safety at the foot of League One with six matches remaining.

But as the players made their way off the field at half-time, with the home side having just made it 3-1, there appeared to be a coming together of Latics players in the tunnel.

The incident was highlighted by several fans watching at home via the stream, and commented upon via social media.

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Thankfully Latics continued their fine performance after the break to run out deserved winners.

And Richardson played down the incident in his post-match press conference.

"That's just the will to win we have here, that's all," he said.

"The lads were obviously disappointed in conceding the goal right on half-time.

"But it was all the right noises, all the right actions, all the right encouragement, all the right support once we got into the dressing room.

"It was absolutely nothing...just young lads with emotions, who are desperate to win for this football club.

"I've no problem with any of that whatsoever."

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