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Sheridan: “We Definitely Deserved Something Out Of The Game.”

17 April 2016

Club News

Sheridan: “We Definitely Deserved Something Out Of The Game.”

17 April 2016

Manager John Sheridan believed his side fully deserved a point against rivals Fleetwood Town yesterday.

Stefan Scougall had given the Cod Army on 66 minutes, however, 10 minutes later, Latics were back level through Liam Kelly.

The midfielder swept home after Chris Maxwell had denied Curtis Main’s header from 10 yards to equalise and send the travelling Oldham supporters into raptures.

Speaking after the game, Sheridan said: "I think we definitely deserved something out of the game. It was scrappy, and it frustrates me so much how scrappy it was. 

"We will take the point, though. I thought we started sloppy, ball going under feet, missing headers and it drives me absolutely mad. 

“The little decisions can be really effective in a game or they can cost you and that’s why I get frustrated. 

“The willingness and desire to get something out of the game was there and I thought Liam Kelly was excellent again, driving us on. 

"I thought he was a big part of how we got back into the game. I’m disappointed with their goal but I don’t want to be too hard. 

"We had a free kick in the final seconds of the game and it goes 20 yards out of play and it drives me mad. I thought second half we had a go and I thought our fans were brilliant today. 

"They were top drawer with the noise they made and the way they got behind the team and I’m glad we got something out of the game.

"It was two teams which didn’t want to lose ground on each other. We both wanted three points but there is no real change where we are in the league and other results aren’t too bad either. It will go to the end of the season.”

One man who impressed yesterday was midfielder Lee Croft, who made his first start for the club since October, and the gaffer was pleased with his contribution.

“I thought Crofty did alright today,” commented Sheridan. “He hasn’t played for a long time and he had some nice touches and kept possession for us."

However, there was further bad news on the injury front as defender James Wilson hobbled off with a recurrence of an ankle injury.

“He got a knock on his ankle,” said the manager. “He was complaining about it at half time and two minutes into the second half he took another 50/50 knock and aggravated the injury so we’ll have to see what he’s like for Tuesday.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD

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