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POWER: “PERKS MY PLAYER OF THE SEASON”

8 April 2016

Midfielder talks about superb relationship with fellow midfielder and January addition Sam Morsy in Saturday’s programme.

  • Max Power discusses Latics’ season to date and why he appreciates teammate David Perkins so much.
  • We take a look an in-depth look at Coventry City and relive a 1974 friendly with the Sky Blues at Springfield Park in the Latics Observatory.
  • Conor McAleny includes one former Latic and one current Latic in his ‘One to Eleven’.
  • Latics coach Peter Atherton discusses his role and his time with the Sky Blues earlier in his career.
  • Buy your official matchday programme for £3 outside the DW Stadium on matchday or online by clicking here.
Max Power is Saturday’s feature interview in the official matchday programme as Coventry City visit the DW Stadium.

A popular player with supporters himself, Power says he has re-found his best form of late after forming a great partnership with fellow midfielders Sam Morsy and David Perkins in what has been a real team effort to lift Gary Caldwell’s side to Sky Bet League One’ summit.

“I think quality players can fit in in good teams and Sam has done that, he has fitted in really well,” Power said. “We all have different qualities; Sam likes to get on the ball and protect the back four and he does that really well and gets us started.

“For me Perks has been the Player of the Season, he is a bit of an unsung hero with the distance he covers in games. His fitness levels for his age, and he won’t mind me saying that, are probably the best in the team.

“It isn’t just his energy, though, he is really good on the ball; he knocks himself a little bit and probably doesn’t give himself the credit he deserves because he is a good player. I am surprised he hasn’t played at a higher level for longer.

“I have really enjoyed playing with Perks over the course of the season and he has helped me a lot, and Sam has only added to that.

“The foundations have been set across the pitch, though, and I do think that it has been a real team effort, I could sit here and name every single player and praise them.”

The exclusive chat with Power is just one of many great contributions to the official programme with Gary Caldwell, Craig Morgan and director and chief executive Jonathan Jackson all adding their insight into the build up to the Coventry game and recent events at the DW Stadium.

In-form forward and Everton loanee Conor McAleny names his ‘One to Eleven’, including one former Latic and one of his current teammates at the DW.

We also catch up with Latics’ development squad coach Peter Atherton as he discusses his role between the under-21 side and the first team and also his time with Coventry City earlier in his career after he signed for the then Highfield Road outfit in 1991 after leaving Latics.

In terms of historical content, Paul Rowley and Jeff Rourke delve into the archives to look at our history with Coventry and previous matches on this day respectively. We also have the ‘Got it Covered’ page that looks at six previous programme covers from this fixture whilst the 'Latics Observatory' looks back at our friendly meeting with the Sky Blues in 1974 when Gordon Milne brought Coventry to Springfield Park.


‘Don’t I Know You?’ is part of the visitors section and assesses where the paths of the players from both sides have crossed previously in their careers, with Gary Caldwell interestingly coming up against his former manager Tony Mowbray in the opposite dugout.


You can read all of this and more by purchasing an official matchday programme for just £3 outside the DW Stadium or online by clicking here.

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