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McLaughlin: “Coventry Will Be Another Tough Test For Us.”

10 February 2017

Versatile player Ryan McLaughlin believes tomorrow’s game against Coventry City will be a difficult encounter.

McLaughlin has featured in all six of John Sheridan’s games this season and he knows tomorrow’s game against the Sky Blues will be scrap. 

He said: “They are fighting for their lives as well and any game like that is going to be difficult. That will be another tough test for us because they obviously won their last game to get to Wembley. 

“They will be on a high and wanting to build on that so it’s up to us to stop that, continue our good form and get a couple more wins. 

“We would like to move out of the relegation places quickly and get the two wins on Saturday and Tuesday and hope the other results go our way. 

“The home games are the games we need to win especially and then the away games, if we get any points there then it’s a bonus.”

The Northern Irish international has played a range of positions so far this season, and he has adapted well.

“I feel like the only position that I haven’t played is goalkeeper,” he joked. “I don’t think I’ll be taking the shirt of Connor Ripley anytime soon, though! 

"I’m enjoying it, though. I’ve played all them positions before. 

"I played full back and winger at Liverpool previous and I’m comfortable in them situations and obviously as a striker I haven’t played their as much but I’ve enjoyed it. 

“I scored my first goal against Peterborough United but I didn’t think it was coming because I’d missed a couple of chances in the game. 

“Aaron Holloway did unbelievable to get it to me and if I missed that then I don’t think I’d ever be playing again! 

“I was just glad and relieved to get my first goal and I felt I should have scored against Bradford as well. 

“I had a good chance against Chesterfield as well so I just need to take as many chances as possible."

With back-to-back home games coming up, McLaughlin is looking forward to getting back in front of the home crowd. 

“I enjoyed the atmosphere at Chesterfield and they backed us the full way,” he commented. 

“It was a great atmosphere to be involved in and I’m looking forward to the same on Saturday.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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