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Sheridan Reflects On Staying In The Division

9 May 2016

Manager John Sheridan did not want to dwell on the defeat to Coventry and he paid tribute to his players for their efforts in keeping the club in the division.

Yesterday’s defeat meant Latics finished the season in 17th position, which is a great achievement considering the club’s league position when Sheridan took over.

Speaking after the game, Sheridan said: “This is not what I wanted for the last two games but I’m not going to go on about those. 

“I’m going to speak about what we’ve done before these two games and we’ve done remarkably well to stay in the division. 

"I applaud them for that and the fans have been with us all the way and it’s been a joint effort. I don’t like losing and the way we play sometimes but next season I’m going to put my own stamp on it. 

"I want us to pass the ball a lot better next season but it’s effort what’s got us through. I want to have a team which is going to create more and be confident on the ball. 

"I don’t think Coventry were better than us. I said to the lads after the game that they played the game simple and that’s what I want our lads to do. People make the game look complicated by just not playing simple.”

Planning is well underway for next season and the manager admitted he has targets who he wants to bring in. 

“I’m planning for next season now,” he said. “I know what kind of player I want and that’s what I’m going to try and get in. 

"I’ll get judged a bit more next season. I’m putting pressure on myself but I don’t mind that because the players who will come in will be my players.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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