Park Life - James McArthur spoke to Nick Taylor as Latics start their preparations for the weekend’s game against West Ham United
“The weekend’s result was disappointing but, we have to pick ourselves up now and work really hard to be ready for the next game against West Ham.
“We have to be confident in ourselves and in our ability to play the way we did in the final 25 minutes or so in the Swansea City game.
“We have had a busy period with a few distractions away from the Club and a lot of players having been flying all over the world to play games.
“That naturally means that players only have a short period to prepare for games but now we’ve finished with internationals until March and concentration is fully on Wigan Athletic.”
The Scottish international wasn’t despondent about results so far and praised the positive football that the team have played.
“The performances so far this season have been good and if we can add more confidence to those performances then we will be heading up the Premier League very soon.
“We have a great group of players and now it is just a matter of working hard this week, and every week for that matter, so that we can be ready for every test in front of us.
“It is West Ham up next and they are a very different team from Swansea so preparations will obviously change slightly.
“We’ve got two games in a short spell as well so it gives the squad a chance to be used and gives every a chance to prove themselves.”