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Sheridan Not Afraid To Make Changes Tomorrow

20 January 2017

Manager John Sheridan is not afraid to make changes to his squad ahead of tomorrow’s game against Shrewsbury Town.

Sheridan, who has had a week to work with his squad, saw his side beat Gillingham 1-0 last week in his first game back in charge of the football club.

However, the manager admitted he is not afraid of changing a winning side: “I look at the opposition and I’m not frightened at all to make changes to my squad,” he said. 

“Just because we’ve won, it doesn’t mean that I’m going to pick the same team, but it gives me a problem because the lads have played well and deserve to be in the side. 

“I want them all on their toes, I’m not frightened of changing it and Shrewsbury will be a different game to Gillingham. 

“We will go there and I will always try and put a team out that is going to win us the next game. 

"They had a really good result last week so it’s a big game for us but it’s not the be all and end all. It will be nice to get an advantage on one of the teams around us by beating them. 

"We are going to go there and will try to win the game, we’re not going for a draw. Hopefully we can express ourselves and give them a problem.”

Latics moved off the bottom of the table last week with victory and Sheridan knows there is still a long way to go yet.

He commented: “It’s going to be very tough because I know the teams at the bottom are capable of going on good runs. 

“We have just got to concentrate on ourselves, if we keep picking up results then we will get ourselves in a position where we can get out of the bottom four.”

After the decision was made to make Tuesday night’s game against Peterborough United free of charge, the gaffer admitted: “If we are winning games, the fans will come back. 

“The fans have had hard times, they haven’t seen their team winning as much as they liked and it’s difficult at times so if you are winning, they will come back and support the club. 

“It’s not about me, me and the fans have a good relationship so it will be even better if I send teams out who win games. 

“I want us to carry on winning and it gets a good feeling amongst the supporters."

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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