Latics skipper: We got to Villa Park with no fear on the back of some good away performances
- Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship Saturday December 10 2016
- "Let's give the supporters something to take back up the M6" - skipper Steve Warnock
- Warnock returns to Villa Park for the first time since leaving club in 2012
- Away sales top 1,000 mark at time of publishing
“We were all really frustrated after Derby last week because it was a disappointing goal to concede from a set play and then we weren’t able to convert one of the chances we created in the second half especially when we dominated.
“But we must take the positives out of the performance in that we more than matched one of the division’s favourites who are in a tremendous moment of form and we need to take that into the game on Saturday.
“Our away form has been good of late, but in truth, it has been decent all season and it’s been a case of actually getting rewards for all the effort we’re putting in, which we weren’t doing at the start of the season.
“Even when you look back as far as Bristol City, Nottingham Forest, Norwich City, the games were all very different but we deserved to get something from them and never did.
“At least now, we have earned a couple of wins and a creditable draw in our last three games away from home and we will be looking to keep that run going on Saturday.
“Steve Bruce is a vastly experienced manager who’s been brought in to the club to try and reinvigorate it, and let’s face it, Villa are one of the really big clubs in terms of infrastructure, facilities and fanbase, they should be in the Premier League. Like everyone else in football, you have to earn that success, though, nothing comes easily.
“They will be looking to keeping their run going having won their last three at Villa Park but it’s up to us to try and keep the crowd quiet there. I know from personal experience what a great atmosphere the Villa fans can generate at home, but we need to feed off that too and use it as a motivation for us.
“Villa Park is a great arena and our players will relish going there and playing in an atmosphere like that.
“We’ll have a decent following down there and we go into the game knowing that we are capable of getting a positive result and hopefully giving those fans something to take home back up the M6”.
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