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TUNNICLIFFE: I WANTED TO WORK WITH THE GAFFER AGAIN

21 January 2017

Loanee Ryan Tunnicliffe delighted to be back at Latics for second loan spell.

  • Tunnicliffe:  “I’m delighted to sign at the club, when you’re wanted, it’s an easy decision.”
  • Tunnicliffe on Joyce: “He’s a major reason to come back. He’s a winner.”
  • Tunnicliffe on Brentford: “A great three points today against a really good side.”
Speaking to Latics Player HD after making his ‘second debut’  as a substitute against Brentford, midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe says the opportunity to work with his former Manchester United manager Warren Joyce was too good an opportunity to turn down.

ON SIGNING BACK FOR LATICS
I’m delighted, it’s nice to back, and to be honest when a club shows interest in you, it’s really flattering to be wanted, so I’m more than happy to sign back here.

ON WARREN JOYCE
I know the gaffer from my time at United and he is obviously one of the main reasons to come back, because I want to work for him again. 

He’s a winner, you can see him on the side line, constantly shouting encouragement, but he prepares you the right way, he gets you in right frame of mind and he wants you to do well. I’m really happy to be back working for him again.

ON VICTORY AGAINST BRENTFORD
From a personal point of view, I’ve not played for a while so it was hard on the lungs, but I’m delighted to get a few minutes under my belt. It was hectic at the end after they got a goal back and they were pushing for the equaliser, but we held strong for the win, and I’m delighted with the three points.“

ON PUSHING UP THE LEAGUE
Looking at the performance today against a Brentford side who keep the ball well and pass it, you can see there is quality here enough to be able to push up the league. If you’re winning games, it’s good for morale and it’s a bit more chipper in there now we’re out of the bottom three. 

ON MAKING A CONTRIBUTION
From the moment I stepped in the door, I could see there was a good mentality in the squad and I can’t wait to be involved. I’ve come to the club to help them climb up the league. I can’t expect to walk into the side on the strength of knowing the manager, the lads have won three in a row now and I know I have to bide my time and force my way in to the team through good performances in training.


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