Adam Forshaw our final cover star of the year as Latics face Sheffield Wednesday at the DW Stadium.
- Forshaw hoping Latics can get fresh start in 2015.
- Jonathan Jackson, Malky Mackay and Gary Caldwell all contribute.
- A look back at our year in pictures and the players’ Christmas visits.
Midfielder Adam Forshaw is hoping for a clean slate in 2015 for all the Latics squad as Malky Mackay looks to make his mark on the squad after recording his first win as boss against Leeds United on Boxing Day.
The win for Latics at Leeds sends Mackay’s side into their final game of the year tonight on a high and Forshaw believes the players have to approach 2015 as a fresh start to move forwards in the second half of the campaign.
“Everybody talks about a New Year and a new start but I think this really is a chance for us to put what has happened already this season to one side and try and start from a clean slate,” the former Everton youth explained.
“We’ve still got Sheffield Wednesday to play so it’s important we finish on a high but then 2015 has really got to be a fresh start for the club.
“I thought we were quite hard done by at Hillsborough after going 1-0 up; it was quite a scrappy game but both sides had chances and it could have gone either way really but they went on and won 2-1.
“It was a similar story for us in that we come away from there wondering how we’d lost the game because we felt we at least deserved a draw.
“We want to get our own back and try and start to make our home ground a fortress.”
Mackay, Jonathan Jackson and Gary Caldwell all make their regular contributions whilst we look back at 2014 in pictures, the first-team squad’s Christmas visits and also our FA Cup clash with the Owls in 1977.
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