Date: 9th April 2014 at 8:57pm
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Manager Ian Holloway couldn’t praise the players enough following our one nil victory over Wigan Athletic on Tuesday evening, and he believes it proves we are more than capable of getting out of this relegation problem we’ve got ourselves into.

A goal from on loan Carlos Edwards on the 21st minute was enough to give us another unexpected victory given the relative form of both teams on show, but it was another extremely valuable three points that lift us onto 39 points in 22nd position – only now three points shy of Blackpool in 20th place

Charlton continue to have a few games in hand unfortunately in 21st place, although below us Barnsley only have one in hand and at best can drawn level with us on points should they win that, but as things stand they do have a better goal difference.

Speaking to the official site following the game, Holloway beamed.

‘I’m delighted. We moved the ball around well in the first half and Carlos scored a great goal but the second half was a bit different – we were up against it and got a little bit nervous. But we dug deep and hung on in there for the win.’

Holloway goes on to say that he doesn’t know if Wigan maybe had one eye on the FA Cup semi final, especially in the first half given how they responded in the second, but he doesn’t feel anybody can argue with the way we played both in terms of attacking when on top, but then defending when more under the cosh.

‘I actually thought we played really well once we did win the ball, and just about deserved it. Our last two games have given me a little bit of hope and pride for the future. It’s fantastic for us to win back to back games and I think we deserved them.’

Ollie does in typical fashion go on to say that ultimately though he couldn’t care less if people think we deserved the wins or not, especially against Wigan because he knows they have a tremendous squad at the club, but the bottom line is we need a miracle given the season we have had, and in the last two we have now given ourselves every chance of pulling that off – adding all he needs to do now is to get the players to really believe we can and then performances like this should happen on a more regular basis.

‘It’s a tough ask, but we’re a tough club.’

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