Wigan Athletic forward Joe Dodoo says the battle for relegation survival is still not done yet despite the team picking three straight wins in the English League one.
Goals from Dodoo and a Lee Evans penalty were enough to hand Latics the three points against Crewe Alexandraat the DW Stadium on Saturday night, as they strengthened their position for survival in Sky Bet League One.
Wigan are currently occupying the 20th position on the league standings with 44 points after playing 42 matches.
Speaking during post-match interview on the victory to Latics TV, Dodoo said: “It was really good. We did our homework on them as they like to play out from the back. We came out on the front foot and knew we had to start fast.
“We know we have to go into every game, do the best we can and continue to churn out these performances.”
“Our game plan was to get after them straight away and press high. It’s nice to get the three points by executing the game plan.
“As a striker, you’re always looking for any luck inside the box, so when he hit it against my foot and it went in, I was like ‘okay, we don’t mind that at all!’.
“In the end, we needed the three points. It doesn’t matter how the ball goes in as long as we get the goals and keep a clean sheet. That’s the most important thing.”
With their third consecutive victory in the space of a week, Latics have put themselves in a strong position with four games to go in the fight for survival. For Dodoo, the message is clear that there is work left to do as Latics head to Shrewsbury Town in midweek.
“The job isn’t done. We might have won three on the bounce, but the job isn’t done and there is still four games left,” he explained.
“We need to go with the mentality to win all the games and keep the fate on our side. It’s in our control now and that’s what we wanted.
“We know we have to go into every game, do the best we can and continue to churn out these performance.” Dodoo concluded.
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🗣️ Joe Dodoo on an excellent 2-0 victory for Latics against Crewe Alexandra this afternoon…#wafc 🔵⚪️
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) April 17, 2021