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Sheridan Hints At Changes Tomorrow

13 February 2017

Manager John Sheridan might make changes ahead of tomorrow night’s game against Charlton Athletic.

Latics come into the game on the back of a 3-2 win over Coventry City but have played seven games in a 28-day period. 

With that in mind, he has hinted at making changes to freshen up his squad ahead of the visit of Charlton Athletic.

He said: “I feel with the amount of games we’ve had that a couple of players look slightly leggy. 

“I think Ousmane Fane looked tired on Saturday because he works his absolute socks off for me and I just thought the games caught up with him, that’s why I took him off. 

“We’ve all been there and sometimes the rest does you a world of good so I’ve got a good squad, strong players on the bench who aren’t playing so I need to make sure to use them when we need them.”

The Addicks have drawn the most games in the division so far but Sheridan is under no illusions it will be a tough test for his players.

“They’re a strong team for this league,” he commented. “Over the years they have been in higher positions but they are where they are. 

“They have some good players but they’re in the middle of the table in division one. 

"They’ve got a really good manager who did a good job at MK Dons. I like him, I think he’s an excellent manager and I know his teams have always played football. 

"He’s coming onto our pitch, which is tricky, but we will work hard and nullify what they throw at us. We will look at Charlton’s weaknesses then we will give them a problem. 

“We go into the game playing with a bit of confidence and the lads are doing okay.”

Sheridan has won four or his first seven games back in charge of the club and he is delighted with the reaction from his players.

“For a team where we are and what’s happened earlier in the season, then full credit to the players,” he admitted. 

"It’s them that go out on the pitch so I give all the credit to them. All managers do things different ways but they’ve responded well to me. 

“There is still a long way to go and I hope they get used to the ideas that I have and hopefully we carry it through and stay in the division."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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