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Mellis: "There Is A Good Team Spirit."

20 February 2015

Latics on-loan midfielder Jacob Mellis is eyeing a return to the Sky Bet League One play-off places ahead of this weekend's clash with Leyton Orient.

Mellis signed for the club on loan in January from Blackpool and he believes his new side can regain their focus and move back into the play-off places.

He said: "We are trying to put the wins together to put daylight between us and the chasing pack. We need to put a good run together and build the gap.

"I know Chris Dagnell at Leyton Orient from my time at Barnsley and they are a good team. They have good players and they are struggling but we know we can't take any team lightly, as proved with Saturday, so we have the focus for that one."

The midfielder has forced himself in the starting 11 for the last two games and he is keen to continue his impressive performances to stay in the side.

"We have five or six good players trying to fit into the system and players that could play at a higher level so it's good competition for places," commented the 24-year-old. "If you don't perform, you know that you might not be in."

Mellis has settled well into life at his new club. "There is a different feel here [to Blackpool]. There is a good team spirit," admitted the former Chelsea youngster. 

"We are looking to win games and we are concentrating on winning games and not getting beaten. Last Saturday was disappointing but we have another game this Saturday to put it right."

Watch the full interview on Latics Player.

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