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Sheridan Aiming For First Win Of The Season At Blackpool

24 August 2017

Oldham Athletic manager John Sheridan is hopeful his side can get their first win of the season this weekend when they travel to Blackpool.

Latics take on the Seasiders at Bloomfield Road on Saturday, August 26, 3pm kick off. 

Last weekend the Blues were beaten at home 2-0 by Wigan Athletic, but Sheridan is hoping to take positives from the performance into the upcoming match.

He said: “We’ve got to try and bring the things out that we did well in the games that we have played, we’ve played in patches and we’ve got to be more consistent." He said.

“In last week’s game I actually think we didn’t do too bad but we started the game sloppy and we gave the advantage in the first 15 minutes straight away to the opposition.

“We showed a bit of fight in us and I thought we had one or two good spells in the game, but we haven’t scored a goal so we’ve got to be working the opposition keeper more.

“I think we are slowly improving but we can’t keep dragging it on, we want to try and get that result as quickly as we can.”

Blackpool were promoted back to Sky Bet League One via the play-offs last season and have won one, drawn one and lost one so far this campaign.

On this weekend's opposition, Sheridan added: “There are 46 league games and I’ll say the same thing every time: 'everyone can beat everyone in this division'.

"Blackpool had a good season last time out, getting promoted and they’ve started ok and they had a good result at Doncaster.

“It’s a bit of a derby game for us and we’ll have a good following there but I don’t want to think too much about the opposition, I’m trying to get us playing the way I want us to play and get a bit of belief in the team. We’ll go there and we’ll try and win the game.

“We know the importance of trying to win the game but again it’ll be a difficult match.”

Meanwhile, the transfer window closes in one weeks time and Sheridan is looking to strengthen before it’s too late.

“I know there’s players who I want to try and get. I know positions that I want to try and fill to make us better or stronger so watch this space,”

“There’s a week to go, we’ll see what happens and I’ll speak to the owner and see what we can do and we’ll work from there.”


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