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Sheridan: “It Was A Disappointing Performance.”

22 January 2017

Manager John Sheridan was disappointed with his side’s performance yesterday as Latics fell to defeat against Shrewsbury Town.

Former loanee Freddie Ladapo scored the only goal of the game in the second half to win the game for the Shrews and the manager summed up his thoughts after the game.

He said: "It was a disappointing performance. I don’t think there was a lot between the teams, it was a very scrappy game with two teams near the bottom of the table. 

“There was lots of endeavour but sometimes you have to use your head more rather than your feet instead of running around and getting 15 miles under your belt. 

“I’ve seen why the team haven’t been scoring goals because we didn’t hold the ball up, we didn’t keep the ball well enough and we didn’t disturb them, it was too easy. 

“I couldn’t see us losing the game, it was a very soft goal with people going for the same ball. 

“Billy Mckay had the best chance to put us 1-0 up and if he scores there it’s a completely different game but we didn’t play well. 

“We’re very unbalanced at the moment, we don’t have any left footers in the squad and that’s something I’m looking at and hopefully will sort out before the window.”

Sheridan started the game with two of his new signings Anthony Gerrard and Michael Ngoo whilst Aaron Amadi-Holloway also came on as a substitute.

“They are all a bit short of match fitness but the only way they are going to get that is by playing games,” he admitted. 

“We have got a couple coming up quick and fast so we have to sort that out.”

A healthy amount of Latics supporters made the trip to the Greenhous Meadow yesterday. “I’m always disappointed for the fans travelling,” commented Sheridan. 

“We had a good following today and we just give enough to get them going. 

“I think you can see we work hard enough, there is a good work ethic but I want one or two to be a bit more cleverer when picking the right pass or trying something different. 

“I’ve only been here a week so hopefully I can sort that out and build a team who can create more chances and score a few more goals.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 


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