Warren Joyce says win will boost the players’ confidence for the challenges ahead
- Warren Joyce on Forest: “We deserved the win, we had some really good play.”
- Joyce on Will Grigg: “Will has been terrific, I’m pleased for him.”
- “We will only bring in players who improve squad." Joyce on the transfer window.
Speaking to Latics Player HD, Latics manager Warren Joyce was understandably happy after steering his side through to the 4th Round of the Emirates FA Cup with a convincing victory over Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.
ON VICTORY AGAINST NOTTINGHAM FOREST
“Goals change games, it was a really good time to score and they deserved to win the match, we created some good opportunities and controlled their threat. There was good play, clever play that we have worked towards in training. There were opportunities squandered and you wondered if it was going to be the same old story but credit to the lads for carrying on and make the game go our way.”
ON WILL GRIGG
“I think Will has been great in general play and he works hard for the side. His all-round commitment has been good and he is doing a job for the team. It’s the hardest thing in football to score, that’s why strikers get paod the most money and he did his job very well today. “
ON JAKOB HAUGAARD
“I’m really pleased for Jakob. He didn’t have a lot to do thoughout the game but he had to keep his concentration and be there to save the penalty. Great for him, good confidence booster.”.
ON SAM MORSY
“I’m delighted for Sam. I met him for the first time this week after talking to him on the phone and he’s impressed me, I’ve told him he’s my type of player. The situation is out of our control slightly so we’ll see how that develops.”
ON WINNING AT HOME
“It’s a win that we needed but to win in front of the fans was good for them and also does the lads’ confidence a world of good.
“I’m glad it was against a team in our league too, who were at full strength, a team of equals, which places greater meaning on the victory.
“We’ve got to keep working now, whoever we face, we need to make points come our way and we will prepare the same for Burton or Newcastle.
ON NICK POWELL AND THE TRANSFER WINDOW
“It looks like a hamstring problem for Nick so that’s a worry but we will assess that on Monday and see where we are.
“We are trying to bring in players, one or two things have fallen through at the last minute but we have to make sure that any player who comes needs to be at least on a par with what is already here because we need players who can contribute from now until the end of the season.”