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COWIE – “WE’LL KEEP WORKING”

2 October 2014

Scottish midfielder keen to build on Nottingham Forest performance at Wolves.

• We’re doing everything we can
• Wolves will be hurting from Huddersfield defeat
• We still need to perform better and find that quality

Latics midfielder Don Cowie has said it’s about getting points sooner rather than later as Uwe Rosler’s side look to push back up the Sky Bet Championship table.

Tuesday’s 0-0 home draw with Nottingham Forest followed back-to-back defeats and left a feeling of optimism that September was just a mini blip in form.

But Cowie says ‘putting it right’ against Forest was the least the players could do and that they will continue to look to find a winning formula.

“We’ll keep working away,” Cowie said. “There are plenty of games to go in the season but, at the end of the day, we want to get points as soon as possible.

“Last Saturday at Bournemouth we felt we gave everything and the boys come off the pitch tired, feeling like they’ve put everything into it, but we let ourselves down a bit and I felt it was all very well working hard but we didn’t do quite enough against them.

“We put it right against Forest but that’s a given, we’re professional footballers and that’s what we get paid to do.

“We’ll do everything we can and it’s just about trying to add that bit of quality to open teams up a little bit as well.”

A good place to return to winning ways would be at Wolves on Saturday with the Molineux club currently fourth in the Sky Bet Championship on 20 points from ten games.

And Cowie expects a tough game against a side looking to bounce back from a 3-1 home defeat to Huddersfield Town on Wednesday evening.

“It’s going to be a tough game,” he added. “Obviously they’ll be hurting after losing at home to Huddersfield on Wednesday.

“I wasn’t aware before but I think they were undefeated at home since December so that just shows you how well they have done, even just this season alone in the Championship they’ve taken to it very well.

“It’ll be a difficult game but there were a lot of positives on Tuesday night for ourselves; a clean sheet against Nottingham Forest is good and now it’s just a case of trying to get a goal at the other end.”

Cowie had to be replaced by Oriol Riera during Tuesday’s draw with Forest, though he expects to be ready for the clash at Wolves with his ever-present league record one only Scott Carson and James Perch can match.

“I just got a stud in my ankle and I had to get a few stitches after the game on Tuesday but nothing major,” Cowie continued.

“I was delighted that the gaffer wanted me to sign here, obviously we envisaged going a bit better points-wise but it’s such a tough league and you obviously find yourself on the receiving end of defeats if you’re not right at it performing to your best.

“I know it’s easy saying it but on paper we’ve got a very good squad of players so I’ve been delighted to play regularly; I’ve been in English football for six seasons now and you can see in this dressing room there’s lots of quality.

“It’s down to us, personally, to perform better and the results will soon turn around.”

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