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McGee stars in Wigan draw

28 August 2017

Luke McGee in action for Pompey at Wigan

Luke McGee certainly earned his Pompey wage on Saturday.

The keeper produced a superb performance to help the Blues leave League One title favourites Wigan with a point.

He made a string of fine saves after Ivan Toney had given the hosts an early lead at the DW Stadium.

That allowed substitute Conor Chaplin to rescue a draw with a neat header from Brandon Haunstrup’s cross.

And while McGee was pleased with his own display, he was also happy with the protection he received from his defence.

He said: “It was disappointing when the goal went in so early and you hope that’s not the way the game’s going to go.

“Sometimes you make saves that you’re not necessarily expected to make, but I’ll take that any day of the week.

"There are 11 men on the pitch and we’re all doing our job."

Luke McGee

“Christian Burgess and Jack Whatmough were also brilliant at the back and I felt that we deserved a point in the end for the way we stuck at it.

“There are 11 men on the pitch and we’re all doing our job. There will be times when we make a mistake at the back and vice versa. The important thing is that we stick together.

“We came in at half-time and set out what we wanted to do after the break – and I think we did that well.

“Wigan probably set the bar for teams in League One and they’ve got players who could comfortably compete in the Championship.

“But Conor did well for the goal – for a little lad he somehow managed to get about eight feet off the ground!

“It was nice to get something after the way we started the game, so if we can iron those issues out then it will stand us in good stead.”

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