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22 April 2022

"The way we controlled the match was really pleasing for everyone going into the next two"

Christian Walton says that Tuesday night's performance against Wigan can provide Town with confidence going into the final two fixtures of the campaign.

The Blues were held to a 2-2 draw at Portman Road but dominated large parts of the game against the league-leading Latics.

While disappointed not to secure all three points, Christian was pleased with the display in midweek ahead of Saturday's away fixture at Crewe.

"We've got to take confidence from Tuesday night," said the Town goalkeeper. "The way we controlled the match was really pleasing for everyone going into the next two games.

"That was against a team sat top of the league and who everyone is talking about as being the best in the league, but I thought we dominated them. We gave them a really tough game. 

"I spoke to a few of their staff who I know from my time there and they said it was the toughest game they’ve had in terms of trying to control the game.

"We were disappointed not to win because we played so well throughout the game and dominated possession. At the same time, we were pleased with how we performed, and with the energy and work rate from the boys."

The Blues' final away game of the season sees them travel to Mornflake Stadium this weekend to take on a Crewe side who had their relegation to League Two confirmed earlier this month. 

"There is no pressure on them now they've been relegated," Christian continued. 

"It will be a difficult and different game for us. We obviously want to win it and show what we can do but we need to respect these teams.

"First and foremost, we need to get our fundamentals right and respect the opposition, then we can impose ourselves on the game." 

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