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Sheridan: “It’s A Big Game & It’s Important We Get The Three Points.”

4 April 2016

Victory for John Sheridan’s side tomorrow against Swindon Town could take them out of the bottom four for the first time since November.

Since his arrival at SportsDirect.com Park, Sheridan has picked up 20 points from 14 games, giving Latics a fighting chance of getting out of the bottom four.

That has included three victories at home and the next to visit SportsDirect.com Park is Swindon Town tomorrow night.

Sheridan said: “It would be nice if we get the right result and get out of the bottom four. 

“We’ve just got to try and get three points because if we do that we close the gap even more and it drags a couple of others into it. 

"We’ve just got to go out, concentrate on ourselves and whatever will be will be. It’s a big game and it’s important we get the three points.

"Results haven’t gone their way and they have been letting a lot of goals in but everyone keeps telling me they are a good footballing side so I respect that. 

“If you let them play the way they want to play then they are one of the best footballing sides in the division but they are letting a lot of goals in for a reason and we have got to take advantage of that. 

"We are doing well ourselves. Performances haven’t been great but we have looked strong at home. 

“We are not passing the ball the way I want us to but there is a lot of drive and determination to get the result we are after and that’s what it will be like until the end of the season."

Two players who will be missing tomorrow night are loanees Aaron Amadi-Holloway and Timmy Thiele who picked up serious injuries against Chesterfield on Easter Monday.

“We will pick up injuries and that’s just the way football is, unfortunately they are two important players for us,” admitted the manager. 

“Aaron has done really well and figured in a lot of games and I thought Timmy looked bright in the couple of games he came on as substitute. 

“Both lads were gutted but the positive is that they don’t need operations which is a plus and see if they can get back before the end of the season. 

"I’ve just got to concentrate on who I have available. Dominic Poleon will train today but we have plenty of bodies in there. I’ve just got to figure out who the best people are to score the goals. 

“Goals have been a problem but it doesn’t matter who scores them as long as we get the right result."

The loss of Holloway and Thiele opens the door for other players to show the manager what they can do and one man who is raring to go is striker Jake Cassidy.

“Cassidy hasn’t featured a lot so it’s a chance for him to prove to me that I’ve made the wrong decision not to pick him,” said Sheridan. 

“The ball is in his court, he is someone who can go out onto the pitch and give me a problem. 

“There is him, Forte, Dom [Poleon], Main and there is Winchester who I wouldn’t be afraid of putting up there so whatever formation is hopefully to get the goals and win the game.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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