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12 August 2016

Goalkeeper looking to use early season assessments for success against Blackburn.

  • Adam Bogdan speaks exclusively to the Wigan Athletic match day programme.
  • Liverpool loanee gears up for DW Stadium debut against former boss Owen Coyle.
  • Bogdan says Latics are learning quickly and using early season assessments to improve.
Wigan Athletic welcome Sky Bet Championship football back to the DW Stadium on Saturday 13 August for the visit of Blackburn Rovers, and with that comes the return of the official match day programme, as Ashley Houghton caught up with Liverpool loanee Adam Bogdan to get the goalkeeper’s thoughts on the season so far and the task in hand against Rovers.

Discussing last Saturday’s opening match of the season and 2-1 defeat away at Bristol City, Bogdan began:

“Of course you’re left frustrated because I thought we did very well in the first-half and we scored a very good goal.

“We were in control in the first-half but after that I don’t think we did enough to win the game, nevertheless we should have come away with a point at least and it was a real blow for us to concede in the last couple of minutes.

“On a personal note, I enjoyed playing again in a league game in the Championship. The stadium was great and I am looking forward to the next one.

“I felt alright and I managed to make a couple of saves; unfortunately, with the second goal we couldn’t clear the ball after I made the save and were then unfortunate to see their shot deflect into the goal.

“Every game you play you have to take something from it, assess it and then try to change the things that didn’t work so well and keep those things that you did well.”

Despite a second defeat following in the EFL Cup at Oldham, the former Bolton Wanderers stopper says the belief among the squad is still very much high.

“We’ve got lots of confidence to take us into the Blackburn game which is a bit of a local derby,” he continued.

“It’s an important home game early on for us; every game that we play in the Championship is competitive. You always have to prepare for the game going down to the very last seconds and that anything can happen. You have to be mentally and physically strong and believe in yourself, that’s a formula to win games.”

You can read more from Adam in our official match day programme, available for just £3.00 from sellers around the DW Stadium or online by [clicking here].

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