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Banks Determined To Make Midfield Position His Own

11 November 2016

Midfielder Ollie Banks is delighted to be back in the team and is determined to make the central midfield position his own.

The 24-year-old has started the last two games for Athletic and helped secure two victories during that period.

Despite being out of the squad, the midfielder has remained positive and is glad to be back in the team.

He said: “I’ve not had as many minutes as I would have liked in the last couple of months but hopefully I can get a run of games. 

“It’s been frustrating but it happens to everyone and you just have to keep going and hope to get back in the side.”

Whilst the two wins have come in cup competitions, Banks now believes the club’s league form needs turning around.

“We need to carry the cup form onto the league now,” he commented. 

“There is a buzz around the place but the main focus now is that we get a few league wins now that we are through in the cup competitions. 

“I think the performances have warranted better results but if continue putting in good performances the wins will come.”

AFC Wimbledon are the visitors to SportsDirect.com Park tomorrow and the midfielder knows what sort of game to expect.

“We think it will be a scrap. We have done a little bit of work on them,” he commented.

“I’ve played against them a few times in the last few seasons and it always has been. They are a big strong side and we fully expect them to do.

“I’ve scored against them as well, two or three seasons ago on a Tuesday night so it will be nice to repeat that on Saturday."

The club have reduced all admission prices for the game and Banks admits the fans really can make the difference tomorrow. 

“You need someone to spark something off to get a good reaction and we did last week against Doncaster Rovers,” he said.

"The fans stayed behind us but we need to put the performances in to get them behind us. They have been brilliant so hopefully that can continue.” 

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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