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FORSHAW – “WE NEED TO MATCH OUR DERBY PERFORMANCE”

30 October 2014

Midfielder hopes to make it back-to-back wins when Fulham visit the DW Stadium on Saturday.

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Latics midfielder Adam Forshaw has stressed the importance of a repeat performance from Saturday’s 2-1 win over Sky Bet Championship leaders Derby County when Fulham visit the DW Stadium on Saturday.

The 23-year-old says the players knew the importance of producing a result and performance at the iPro Stadium and now their focus is on building on that result and climbing up the table.

“It was a much needed win,” Forshaw said. “We started to come under a little bit of pressure as a whole team so to get a win and put in the performance that we did too – hopefully we can build on that now.

“We know that we have a good enough squad to compete with the best teams in the Championship and Derby are one of the top teams.

“We’ve shown on our day we’re as good as anybody.”

The man signed from Brentford in the summer has clocked up seven first-team appearances now and he feels he’s reaching a level he’s much happier with in terms of both fitness and performance.

“It was a tough summer for me; obviously the transfer affected me and the fitness levels weren’t as good as I’d have liked them to be,” he added.

“I’ve been here six to eight weeks now and I’m starting to feel like I’m getting to some sort of fitness level that I want to be at.”

Looking ahead to the visit of the Cottagers, Forshaw is expected a tough match with Fulham revitalised under newly appointed manager Kit Symons.

However, despite his admission of the strength of their squad, he feels a repeat performance from last weekend will be more than enough for Latics to earn three points.

“They got a good win last Friday against Charlton Athletic; I watched the game and they played really well in the first-half,” Forshaw explained.

“They’ve got some good experienced players like Scott Parker and Hugo Rodallega mixed with some good youngsters as well – we’ll have to be on our game again but if we play anywhere near the level we did against Derby then I’m sure we’ll be fine.”

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