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Sheridan Aiming For Six Games Unbeaten

25 February 2016

Manager John Sheridan wants to build on the club’s recent upturn in form and extend the unbeaten run to six games.

Latics have picked up 11 points from a possible 15 in the last five games, with impressive wins against high-flying Gillingham and Peterborough United on Tuesday. 

The club’s form has turned since the appointment of John Sheridan last month, but he was keen to play down his involvement and praised his players.

He said: “It’s down to the players as they are the ones that go out and perform on the pitch. 

"Sometimes a new face comes in and my ideas are working at the moment because we are winning games and I’ve got to continue that focus. 

“I give more credit to the players more than anyone because they are the ones that are going out and doing well. 

"They have had a tough time this season but since the day I came in, they have showed me good character, a willingness to work hard and try and get results so it’s all credit to the players. 

"I’m not getting carried away because I know what’s around the corner. I’ve just got to stay focused. It’s all about the team. 

“We look a well balanced team at the moment and if we are working hard and being consistent then you will win games in this division."

Sheridan takes his side to Scunthorpe United on Saturday and a win at Glanford Park could make it three wins out of three, however, the manager knows it will be a tough encounter.

"They are a good side and they have good players in their team. They have players who have played in this division or higher so they are a good team,” he commented.

“They have a new manager now and he is there until the end of the season so they are like any team in this league. 

“They had a good result against Millwall the other week so we are wary of them and hopefully we will work out their strengths and weaknesses. 

“I just want to concentrate on ourselves and carry on what we have been doing. 

“We go there believing we can get three points and at the same time, we respect Scunthorpe because it will be a tough game but we go there believing we can win the game."

Over 1,000 supporters are expected to make the trip to the Iron this weekend: “The fans have been brilliant and they are a big part of the club,” said the manager.

“The player respect that and they are giving what the fans want and in return they are giving what the players want so let’s all stick together. 

“We’ve got to carry each other through and hopefully we can do that." 

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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