Midfielder spoke exclusively to the club’s official matchday programme ahead of Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup tie with Blackpool, the club he helped to win promotion to League One last season.
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Wigan Athletic midfielder Jordan Flores says a Cup run would help Latics’ squad no end, whilst a chance to play against Premier League opposition in later rounds would also provide a welcome reminder of Paul Cook’s team aspire to take themselves.
Flores was talking to Latics’ official matchday programme ahead of Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup tie with Blackpool, the club he helped to win promotion to Sky Bet League One last season.
And Flores says he hopes the Carabao Cup gives he and other players who didn’t feature at MK Dons the chance to shine.
He said when asked about his chances of featuring:
“I hope so. We have a big squad and not everyone will get the game time that they want in the league games so the Cup competitions are a good opportunity.
“It probably works well that we have so many games early on so the gaffer can have a look at a few of us – it’s certainly going to be an opportunity for some players and it is up to those players to take it.”
Flores knows in order to have a Cup run, Latics will have to end their recent poor run in the competition.
“I remember the final in 2005 but we have not done well at all since then,” Flores said. “I think it would be great to get a bit of a run and get a good draw at a big stadium in one of the next rounds.
“We want to get back to playing at the big stadiums against the massive clubs every week so to get a taste of that again would only be good for us.”
Read the full interview with Jordan, including talk on his time with Blackpool and featuring at left back in pre-season, in Tuesday night’s programme, priced at £2.