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8 December 2014

Midfielder says players are desperate to put things right after ‘another disappointing result.’

Following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Norwich City in the Sky Bet Championship, midfielder Don Cowie shared his thoughts with Latics Player.

The 31-year-old admitted Latics’ start to the game wasn’t good enough and said the team are determined to turn around the club’s difficult position.

“We didn’t start well enough,” said Cowie.

“That’s not just taking into account the goal, in general we simply didn’t do enough and the manager certainly let us know that.

“In the second half we gave it a go, we huffed and puffed, created a few half chances, but at the end of the day we weren’t good enough and it’s another disappointing result.”

Cowie continued:

“We’re in a difficult situation.  We’ve got to get our heads down and work hard on the training ground to make sure things come together on the pitch.

“We keep saying it, but there is enough quality in the dressing room to turn things around and we need to do that sooner rather than later.

“The manager won’t let us feel sorry for ourselves and that’s certainly something we won’t be doing anyway.  We’ve got to improve, we’ve got to be right on it and we’ve got to look forward to make sure we get the most of a very difficult game against Watford.”

Latics’ opponents next Saturday, Watford, recorded a thumping 5-0 victory away to Fulham on Friday night, but Cowie believes the team will arrive at Vicarage Road with nothing to fear.

“The nature of this league is that a team will pick up a result when nobody expects it, so we’ll go to Watford with nothing to fear.

“Watford had a great win against Fulham on Friday and they’re full of quality, but it’s up to us to upset that.  We need to roll our sleeves up and try and turn things around.”

Cowie’s final word was for the supporters, insisting the team will look to do everything they can to correct things.

“It’s a difficult time for the supporters especially at this time of year.  In this league teams go on bad runs, but that’s when we’ve got to stick together and we need them right behind us.

“We know how hard it is for them financially, especially when they’re travelling home and away.  We really do appreciate their support and that’s why we’ve got to work even harder to turn things around for them sooner rather than later because they don’t deserve this.”

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