Daniels: We’ll show no charity

Donervon Daniels says Latics would not allow opponents to 'walk' a goal into the net
Donervon Daniels says Latics would not allow opponents to 'walk' a goal into the net

DONERVON Daniels insists no quarter will be asked for or given when Wigan Athletic host Doncaster on Sunday.

Rovers will arrive in town on the back of a 1-1 home draw with Bury, who knocked Latics out of the Capital One Cup in midweek.

The opening-day draw has made headlines around the world by the bizarre climax that saw both sides score collectors’ item goals.

Rovers took the lead when, attempting to return the ball to the opposition, Harry Forrester instead found the top corner from the halfway line.

To make amends, Rovers allowed Bury striker Leon Clarke to walk the ball from halfway through their defence and level the scores.

The show of sportsmanship has been widely applauded up and down the country - but Daniels warned there will be no charity this weekend at the DW.

“I was watching it on Football League Tonight, and I’m surprised they Bury go up the other end and score,” he said.

“We had a debate in the dressing room this week, and I wouldn’t have been too pleased doing that.

“It’s a clean sheet, I wouldn’t have liked to see their striker walking the ball into the net.

“If it happens again this weekend, we definitely won’t be throwing the ball to the Doncaster lad - that’s for sure.”

Latics come into the game after back-to-back defeats, and Daniels says it’s imperative they take advantage of home comforts and get off the mark.

“We want to make sure we get a home win on the board for our fans, it’s so important,” he added.

“We’re all looking forward to the Doncaster game, even though we know it’ll be very tough.

“They’re no mugs, there’s a lot of very good teams in this division, and we knew this year wouldn’t be a walk in the park.

“We’ve just got to make sure we keep focused on our goals and keep focused on what we’re trying to do.”