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"A committed performance" earned us the point

Royals boss pleased with a point and a clean sheet at the DW Stadium...

24 November 2018

A clean sheet earned the Royals a deserved point against a physical Wigan outfit this afternoon and Royals boss Paul Clement was pleased with a performance that saw us dig in for the draw.

"I thought it was a good game for a 0-0 – both teams going at it and trying to get the right result for their side.

"Our performance was very committed. It was only our second clean sheet of the season and it came away from home, which is very positive.

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"Although they had a couple of good chances and got quite a few crosses into our box, I thought we finished the stronger side. And if anyone was going to nick it, I think we looked the most likely."

Anssi Jaakkola made a couple of very good saves in the first half, but Yakou Meite hit the post and nearly toed the ball past Walton in the second period for the Royals. And both sides had to be content with a hard-earned point.

"We did something a bit different with our system today," Clement continued. "It showed that we could really cause the opposition problems, but it did have some weaknesses that they did expose. No system is perfect, they all have their strengths and weaknesses.

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"But I was pleased with the players and the way that they took on board the points that we made during the week.

"And although we don’t feel elated, because we didn’t win the game, we do feel satisfied with the effort and commitment that was put in and we got a deserved point away from home."

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