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Banks: “It’s All Positive At The Moment.”

14 April 2017

Midfielder Ollie Banks admitted confidence is sky high at the moment and is excited to face Bolton Wanderers tomorrow afternoon.

The midfielder has been in fine form since the return of manager John Sheridan and he praised the manager for putting the belief back into the squad.

He said: "We don’t go into games thinking we are going to lose, we don’t even think we are going to draw, we always feel like we’re going to win so it’s all positive at the moment. 

"Performances have been a lot better personally. The gaffer allows players to express themselves, he doesn’t put too many things in your head, he just wants you to enjoy it. 

“When you’re not quite on your game, the manager lets you know about it but behind the scenes he is calm and lets everyone work it out for themselves."

The game pits two of the best defensive records in the league together. “I’m sure it will be a tight encounter,” Banks admitted. 

“Fleetwood had a good record and that was a comfortable win so hopefully it will be more of the same on Saturday. 

"Every game is a different game but we will see how it pans out. Hopefully I can get on the ball and make a few good passes and we an open them up.”

Whilst all teams in the division play this afternoon, Banks is not interested in results around him.

“I don’t see it as an advantage or disadvantage to know the scores before we play,” he commented. "If we go out and get three points then it doesn’t matter what the teams around us do. 

“You want to know how teams are getting on around you but it makes no difference."

It is set to be a great atmosphere inside SportsDirect.com Park tomorrow afternoon and a bumper crowd is expected.

“It’s a massive thing when the crowd is behind you,” he said. 

"You want to play in front of big crowds, it’s always nice. It gives you that extra push to go that extra yard or put in that extra tackle or pass, it’s good.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD.

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