Latics looking for an Easter lift

Date published: 01 April 2021

Latics hope to lift the mood among their support base with a couple of positive performances on the field during the Easter break.

Keith Curle’s side – currently in 17th place in the table - face a couple of tricky League Two fixtures, starting tomorrow (Good Friday, 3pm) when they host Alex Revell’s rapidly improving Stevenage.

Boro were struggling badly heading towards the end of 2020, but they are currently unbeaten in 10 games are sit comfortably in 14th place in the standings.

Latics, who have won just once in their last eight matches, then face the long trek south to Crawley Town on Easter Monday.

Curle has urged his players not to complicate the way in which they approach each game.

“You’ll then find the more simple you think it is, the more enjoyable the game is,” the Latics boss said.

“The picture you’re seeing is easy to understand and if you start trying to complicate it by looking one way and passing the other, trying to get nutmegs, trying to be cheeky, crafty and not doing what’s needed to be done, you get found out.

“Do the right things at the right time when it needs doing how it needs doing and you’ll find you have longevity in your career."

Meanwhile, Davis Keillor-Dunn has had his Latics contract extended by 12 months, to the summer of 2022.

The 23-year-old attacking midfielder has triggered an appearance-based clause in his contract, which has been agreed by both the player and the club.

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