After claiming his first appearance for Latics in January 2011 against Hull City, Danny Redmond earned his first start last night in the Capital One Cup tie against Bradford City.
The 21-year-old reflected on the personal achievement of earning his first team start but, revealed the emotion of the team after the game.
“I’m obviously really happy to have been given my first start for the Club but, I’m just gutted that we didn’t do enough to get through to the next round.
“We didn’t take our chances and in cup games when you are up against a defensive team those chances need to be turned into goals.
“The lads sat in the dressing room after the game and were gutted that we couldn’t take just one of those chances which would have seen us go through.”
Latics dominated the game with prolonged periods of possession throughout but were edged out on penalties 4-2 following a 0-0 draw after extra time.
“Bradford did well to defend in their two banks of four and they made it really hard to break down.
“Cup games can be like that and then when it goes to penalties it is always going to be 50-50 and they’ve gone through which is really gutting.”
On a personal note for the left wing back, he praised the support from the fans.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever played at the DW Stadium.
“The fans were brilliant as they are every game and I’m just gutted we haven’t done it for them.
“We know we should have won the game but, we’ve got to kick on now and pick ourselves up because we’ve got the game against Tottenham to focus on to try and give the supporters something to be happy about.”