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WARREN JOYCE PREVIEWS LATICS' TRIP TO BURTON ALBION

13 January 2017

Boss updates on team news, Nick Powell and Ravel Morrison ahead of trip to Burton Albion.

  • Warren Joyce previews Burton Albion v Latics.
  • Boss discusses the Brewers, January transfers, Nick Powell and Ravel Morrison.
  • "Burton well organised and disciplined." - Joyce.

WJ on the mood in camp after Notts Forest win

“The mood has been remarkably good all the way through. We’ve obviously had our setbacks and a few kicks in the teeth, but we thoroughly deserved our win last Saturday.

WJ on Man Utd

“It’s not really something anyone has talked about or mentioned. The game this weekend is the most important one and that’s the way it’ll be from now until the end of the season. We’re taking it one game at a time and putting all of our focus into that.

WJ on Burton

“We know they’re a really hard working side who are well organised, well disciplined and are big team who can compete. We’ve got to more than match their effort. Each team has their own philosophy and their own style of play, and we’ve got to be able to adapt to that.

WJ on chance to close gap on Burton

“It’s three points at stake and that’s what you’re looking at in every game. If those three points make it six points because we’ve got that much closer to them then that’s a bonus at the end of it, but you can’t think like that before a game. We’ve just got to approach every game in the same way.

WJ on injury to Nick Powell

“He’s going to be out for a while but it’s not quite as bad as we thought. We thought he might have had to have an operation at first, but I don’t think it’s that serious. It’ll be several weeks though before we really know the outcome and the full extent of how long he’ll be out for.

WJ on injuries to other players – Kellett, Morgan and Perkins

“They’ve done little bits of training but not enough to be available for the weekend. They joined in with the warm-ups on Thursday and it’s good to see them back on the grass again. 

WJ on transfers

“You’re always looking all the time to see who’s available and who isn’t available. January is certainly not an easy window to bring players in unless you’ve got vast sums of money because nobody wants to lose their best players. 

WJ on Ravel Morrison

“We’re taking it day by day with Ravel. He’s not done a lot for a long period of time now so we’re just continually assessing his fitness and how long it would take for us to get him back to what he was.

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