Another cup of woe for Shez

Last updated : 25 October 2007 By Dave Moore
Latics boss John Sheridan was again disappointed after he saw his team succumb to a 3-0 defeat at Doncaster. It's a worrying time for the boss as his side are going through a terrible time and are having difficulty finding the finishing touch which would make such a difference to their mental state and consequently to their confidence.

Sheridan told Latics World, "I think we did okay in the first half and had the better of the opportunities. JP (pictured) and Michael Ricketts should have scored and we should have gone in in front. I was quite happy with the way we were playing, but obviously the goal killed us and it was a very poor one to concede on our part. In fact, all the goals were poor and we couldn't get back in the game as they kept the ball better than us. I've said all season I don't think we're ruthless enough and we had the opportunities again. It's always difficult if you're not scoring goals, and particularly so away from home when you're expecting the home side to have a good spell at some point and come at you. I think Doncaster are the best in the league at keeping the ball, but for all our work-rate and hard work we must take care of the ball better."

"I don't blame the fans for being annoyed. They gave us good support again tonight, and I've always said the fans have been very good to me and the team and have got right behind us. They want something to go home cheering about on a cold Tuesday night. I've got a lot of players coming back from injury, and I've told the players in the dressing room that I don't care where they've come from, what money they're earning or who they think they are, I will pick a team that I think can go out and win games. If I have to throw three or four kids in then I will, because I know they're hungry. Gary McDonald trains like a trojan and is dying for a game. Lots of people are available now and it's up to me. If I see people not doing it then I will leave them out because we need results."