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Wesolowski on captaincy

2 November 2012

It has raised my game - James

James Wesolowski believes being handed Latics' captaincy has raised his own game.

Though Dean Furman remains club captain, Wesolowski (pictured) has taken charge on recent matchdays in his absence.

The combative Wesolowski is convinced the extra responsibilty has improved his own performances.

He said: "I have enjoyed it as I have never previously been a first-team captain in this country. It has been fun and a different experience.

"I was talking to a friend about it and I believe it gives an extra 10 or 15-per-cent to your game as you have to set an example for the other lads."

Wesolowski is excited by the FA Cup with Budweiser, especially after last season drawing Liverpool, the team he has supported since he was a boy, in the third round at Anfield.

He continued: "The FA Cup is always special and I am excited about the game, knowing we can get to the next round and then in the future may be get a big draw.

"Last year was great drawing Liverpool and, having played them, I would be nice to get Manchester United away."

Wesolowski admits to knowing little about non-league Kidderminster, but says they must approach the game as they do any other game.

And he believes the recent defeat at Carlisle ought to act as a warning as to what can happen when they are not at the races.

He continued: "We didn't show up. Sometimes results like that one can be good as they bring you back to earth with a bang.

"We are not there and there is still a lot of work to be done on the training ground.

"It is a tough league and, as we have seen, anyone can beat anyone."

Wesolowski added it is exciting having Jose Baxter as a team mate describing him as one of the best players he has had as a team mate and hopes he extends his stay with Latics beyond January.


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