Porter boost for Sheridan

Last updated : 12 April 2007 By The Chairman
Chris Porter has declared himself fit for Saturday's visit of strugglers Cheltenham Town. He was taken off at Bradford on Monday after feeling effects on his recurring knee injury but now he is confident that he can go out and 'do a job' for the Latics. His goal at Bradford made him the first Athletic player to score 20 league goals in a season since Stevie Taylor did it way back in 1978.

The news is a boost for manager John Sheridan who said, "Chris has been leg weary but a few days rest should do him a lot of good. We threw him into two games in three days when he hadn't had much football. That wasn't ideal, but it won't have done him any harm."