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Sheridan: “I Have Achieved Nothing Yet.”

11 April 2016

Manager John Sheridan admitted his side have achieved nothing yet despite climbing out of the relegation places for the first time since November at the weekend.

The 51-year-old guided his side out of the bottom four with a victory over Walsall on Saturday, but has sent a warning to everyone ahead of tomorrow night’s encounter with Barnsley.

He said: “There is still a long way to go and too many points available to say we’re safe. 

“I was just listening to the Premier League leading manager Claudio Ranieri and he said don’t talk to me because we’ve not achieved anything yet and I love that. 

“When he is saying that then it is something us younger inexperienced managers can learn off. I have achieved nothing yet. Once I have done, I will open out a bit more and sound a little bit happier. 

"At this moment I know what’s around the corner and you can be winning one month then losing games another month so that’s something I don’t want to happen. I need to keep the lads focused.”

Latics travel to Oakwell tomorrow night knowing a win could take them above Chesterfield and into 17th position.

“We go to Barnsley to try and win the game and if we do that, then it would make it even more difficult for teams like Blackpool and Doncaster who could catch us so that’s all I’m looking at,” he commented.

"They are a good team and they are having a good season. They were near the bottom of the league, looking down and out, but they have turned it around really well. 

"They’ve got some good players and they are a good footballing side. They won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy last week which was a good achievement and they believe they have a chance of reaching the play-offs so it will be a tough game. 

“I go there expecting a tough game but we go there believing we can win the game.”

Asked whether he would consider taking a point from the game, Sheridan responded: "We are trying to win every game and we are good enough to. I would never go to a game thinking we’ll take a point, it’s ridiculous if you think like that. 

"We go there looking to win the game, we are doing well and we are a hard team to beat. I’d love us to play a bit more football if we could, but we have got the ball better down away from home better than we have at home. 

"We are doing alright at the moment and long may it continue. The fans are buzzing and one thing I like is that there is a good feel around the place, everywhere you look. We just have to continue that.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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