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Sheridan: “It Will Be A Tough Game Against A Good Team.”

7 April 2016

Manager John Sheridan knows Saturday’s game against high-flying Walsall will be a tough game but has full confidence in his side to pick up the three points.

Sheridan’s men have improved their home form dramatically, winning four of their last six games at SportsDirect.com Park.

In contrast, Walsall have one of the league’s best away records, losing only two games away from the Bescot Stadium this season but Sheridan is expecting a good performance from his players.

He said: “We are at home on Saturday and I expect us to get three points. 

"It will be a tough game against a good team who are going for the automatic promotion places so I’m just looking at getting three points from each game and if we do that, we will be okay.

"They have some good players, and I really like Romaine Sawyers, he is a very good player for this level. They are a threat and up there for a reason so I expect a really tough game. 

“I watched them against Sheffield United last week and they’ve been consistently been doing well all season and they are going for the automatic places so they will see it as an opportunity coming here. 

“They are playing a team near the bottom four to keep in the mix for the top two, but they know they will be in for a tough game when they come here. 

"I think it will be a good test to see where we are at this current times. We are looking for the three points and I’m looking forward to the game.”

Despite the club’s recent good form, Latics still find themselves in the bottom four of the division but have closed the gap on teams around them and the manager just wants his side to continue their current run.

“I’m going to keep telling my lads they are good players because I do think we have got a decent group,” he commented. 

“We are vulnerable because we are still in the bottom four, so something has gone wrong this season, but we just need to rectify that at this moment in time. 

“While this season is still going and we are still vulnerable of going down, we are on a decent run and given ourselves a decent chance of getting of it. 

“I’ll start talking about next season when we sort this one out."

The gaffer reserved praise for the youth team who reached the final of the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup yesterday.

“It was a great result for them,” he said. “I like a winning mentality and I want to get that back around the place. 

“We have done well in the youth department and played in a lot of finals over the years so it’s great. 

“I’m sure the lads are buzzing with the 4-3 win and they play Blackpool in the final. 

“It’s great to be involved in a final and it’s better when you’re trying to win things."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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