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Sheridan Wary Of Peterborough United Threat

22 February 2016

Manager John Sheridan believes tomorrow night’s clash against Peterborough United will be tough but hopes to extend the club’s unbeaten run to five games.

Latics are currently four games without defeat, winning two and drawing two and face a Peterborough United side who have conceded seven goals in their last two games.

However, despite their recent results, the gaffer is wary of his opponents tomorrow.

He said: "They are a good team. I know their last two results they have had, 3-0 and 4-0 but I watched them against West Brom and they looked a decent side. 

"They should have beaten West Brom so I won’t go on their last two results. They have had a decent season and they are doing alright. 

“It will be a really tough game and if we are not prepared we will get beat so we will go there with confidence thinking we are going to win the game. 

“That’s what I want to install in the players; we are going there to win the game.”

After recording victory on Saturday through goals from Tim Dieng and Jonathan Forte, Sheridan is not getting ahead of himself but will continue to set his side up in an attacking manner.

“As long as you keep playing well, make sure that the performances are good then you get the results you are after,” commented Sheridan. 

"We need to win games and that’s what we set out to be. I’ll always set the team out to win the game and we know the importance of doing that. 

"I’m doing what I think will keep us in the league and that’s what we have to aim for. I said nine wins a few weeks ago and I feel that’s what it’s going to be about and that’s what we’ve got to try aiming to do. 

"I’m not even looking at anyone else around us. You can look at who has games in hand but we know what we’ve got to do and that’s all I’m interested in. 

"We have got to concentrate on ourselves and I’m not bothered about what anyone else is doing. We’ve just got to concentrate on winning the next game.”

Burton Albion loanee Matt Palmer was named in the Football League Team of the Week today for his performance on Saturday and the gaffer wants to secure his services for the rest of the season.

“We will try and sort something out,” he admitted. “Matty is enjoying it here and he is playing football. 

"Burton are doing well in the division so I don’t think there will be any difficulties. As long as Matty is playing well and doing part of a team that is doing okay then I’m hoping he will be able to stay.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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