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Sheridan Felt His Side Controlled The Game

9 April 2017

Manager John Sheridan felt his side controlled the game from start to finish in the 2-0 victory over Fleetwood Town yesterday.

A first half own goal and a second half strike from Lee Erwin sealed all three points against promotion-chasing Fleetwood Town and the gaffer admitted he felt his players controlled the whole game.

He said: “It was a good performance against a team who are still going for automatic promotion. 

“I thought we looked a really good team, our home form has been excellent so even me as a manager, I’m going out with a confidence that they are going to perform and I know they are going to fight. 

"The way we played today, it doesn’t look like we’re a team trying to stay in the division. We got the goal and I thought we were just in control of the game and I never felt worried. 

"Connor didn’t have a save to make and then we got the second and then we saw the game out like I want us to. It’s another clean sheet and I’m chuffed to bits for the players. 

“They should take the plaudits, when they go out on the pitch, they make the decisions, I’m only on the sidelines but I thought we were tremendous.”

Whilst the manager refused to draw out individuals for praise and stated it was a team performance, he did speak highly about his strikers who were a threat all afternoon. 

“I like my strikers to play as strikers,” he commented.  “Lee and Aaron are a handful and that’s why I played them together. 

“The last game they played together was Oxford at home and again today they led from the front. 

“If they are on their game, keeping possession and they are making life difficult for their defenders then it leaves us spare with an overload so they did well. 

“I don’t know if Lee has scored the first one but the second one is a tremendous finish."

Latics face Bolton Wanderers next week and a win will take them beyond the 50 point mark.

“I can’t wait for the game next week,” Sheridan admitted. “It will be a great atmosphere and they are bringing loads. 

“I hope Bolton go up because I played for them and they are an ex team of mine but I hope it’s after we have beaten them on Saturday. 

“It’s a tough game but it will test us and see where we are.”

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