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GRAHAM BARROW PREVIEWS ROTHERHAM

6 April 2017

Barrow on Rotherham match: “The players need to deliver”

  • Latics face Rotherham United on Saturday 8 April.
  • Graham Barrow: “This one is all about desire and commitment.”
  • “No one has given up, this club means too much for that” – Graham Barrow.
WIGAN ATHLETIC v ROTHERHAM UNITED
DW STADIUM
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 8 APRIL 2047
KICK-OFF 3.00PM 

Latics Interim Manager Graham Barrow was in defiant mood as he spoke to Latics Player HD in advance of the visit of Rotherham United.

GB on Ipswich
“We were disappointed with our performance on Tuesday night, but if I’m being honest you kind of sensed that it was going to go one way or the other after two good performances against Aston Villa and Newcastle. Trying to get the players to maintain that standard of football was probably the most difficult psychological thing, and people might find that hard to believe, but when you don’t get your rewards when you’re playing well, it’s a difficult one to sustain. 

GB on the fact it’s not over
The situation hasn’t changed, Burton were beaten last night so we’re still in their fighting and that’s the biggest thing to come out of it really. It’s more alive than what we probably had hoped for after that performance, so it’s very much there for us if we want to take it. 

GB on lifting the players
“I’ll definitely be trying to lift the players over the next couple of days and will be keeping training serious but bright. Sometimes in life you just have to move on. Things were said after the game but I have to move on and everybody else does too. 

GB on getting the players to be relaxed on the pitch
“I think it’s clear to everyone the importance of the game so we have to build the players up and prepare them as best as we can. We need them to be relaxed and let them perform.

GB on message to fans
“I can’t fault the supporters since I’ve been in charge. The fans who came to Ipswich and Newcastle were fantastic, but I do think it’s up to the team now though. The supporters have been great and I’ve no doubt they’ll be behind us again on Saturday, but it really is up to ourselves to do something. 


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