Manager Warren Joyce on the Cottagers: “It’s a new challenge but we will be ready.”
- Latics face Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship at Craven Cottage on Sat 11 Feb
- Joyce on Fulham: ‘They’re a technical side with clever players.’
- Joyce on Bogle: ‘He has the attitude that he wants to improve every day.’
FULHAM v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2017
WARREN JOYCE SPOKE TO LATICS PLAYER HD IN ADVANCE OF THE VISIT TO CRAVEN COTTAGE
WJ on mood in the camp
“The mood has been good right the way through. The players have trained well and it’s been no different from any other time really. There’s obviously frustration that we didn’t get three points on Tuesday but we need to pick ourselves up now for Saturday.
WJ on the Norwich game
“We’ve shown a willingness to never give up and have got that belief even against the top sides. All we can do is win our individual battles on the football pitch and I think we did that against Norwich.
WJ on Omar Bogle
“Omar came to this football club because he wants to become a better player. He’s set his stall out from day one to do that and those are the demands you want from players. If he continues to do that then he’ll improve and progress. He’s got to take it step by step and improve every day.
“You’ve got to have self-belief in football because there’s plenty of people who are going to knock you. If you know that you’re honest, consistent and going to work hard then those values will come through and it should all go well.
WJ on Fulham
“Every game has got a different problem. They’re a very technical side with some clever players and gifted footballers. We’ve coped with different challenges so far and have to make sure we’re right at it for this one from the first whistle on Saturday.
WJ on intense game programme
“It is going to be demanding for the players but I think everybody would rather play than train. The players are just looking forward to the opportunity of playing lots of games this month.
WJ on plenty of squad options
“The lads who are playing are a lot fitter than those who have just come in so we’ve got to get them up to the level of fitness we want. We’ve particularly driven games late on recently and have pushed teams with our fitness, desire and drive.
WJ on competition in the squad
“The young lads who have come in are here because they all want to get better. They want to compete and help the football club to achieve what it wants to do this year, so that helps the dressing room as well.