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Philliskirk Looking To Get One Over On Former Club

18 December 2015

Forward Danny Philliskirk holds no grudges over his exit from Coventry City in 2013, but is looking to get one over his former side this weekend.

Philliskirk was restricted to only one appearance for the Sky Blues but he insists the side helped his progression as a young footballer in the game. 

He said: "Mark Robins took me there and left within the first week so it wasn’t an ideal thing. He rang me and said there had been a better opportunity at Huddersfield Town. 

"I had a very good time there, Stephan Pressley was good to me and I learnt a lot of things there. I only played one game there but since I’ve come here this has been the club against me so I hold no grudges against Coventry.”

Speaking about his former club, he believes they will prove to be tough opposition, but is adamant his side can pick something up from the game.

“Coventry has been a good team that I’ve been scoring against in my career so hopefully we can go there and do well,” he commented. 

“Obviously though, we can’t take them for granted, they are a good team and Tony Mowbray has got them up there on merit. 

"They were unlucky to lose to Sheffield United last weekend but they are a good team. However, there is still good belief in our dressing room and we are doing our bests to turn our form around.”

With last weekend’s postponement, Latics have had two weeks to prepare for tomorrow’s clash with Coventry City, something which Philliskirk says might benefit the players.

“We would have liked to play last Saturday but it’s one of those things and hopefully we can come away with a positive result on Saturday against Coventry,” he said.

“We’ve had two weeks of good training now and we go into Saturday full of belief because there is only one thing to do now and that is build the confidence back up, work for each other and hopefully that will improve on the pitch and we start getting the results."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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