Sheridan seething

Last updated : 24 April 2007 By The Chairman
Latics boss John Sheridan was seething after the inept perforance at Crewe last Saturday and he hinted that changes will happen. He also warned that players will be playing for their future in the next few games.

Sheridan insisted, "Nobody is safe. I'm sussing things out. I'm sussing them out big time and I already know what I want for next season. Even if we are still in this division, how many of these players are good enough? Judging by the last 10 or 15 games, I would say not many. When we were top of the league I think a few of them started dreaming, and they thought they would be sure of getting new contracts. But I want better players with more quality. Nobody is safe, including the ones who will still be under contract, because I've been learning big time from this season. They are all playing for their careers at this club, and they need to realise consistency is the most important part of being a good player. Our results tell you consistency has been missing, so I need to change it. And I'm not scared of making a few decisions."

"At Crewe we lacked physical strength, but we've been missing Porter and we've been missing Leon Clark. Leon would have got us into the play-offs, but I'm concentrating on the lads who are here, and they've got to do a lot better. Some of the players better have a think about what's going on. I know what I want. The players that have come into the side have to make me keep them there, and they didn't do that. On the evidence of the Crewe performance and with the way we're playing at the moment, no-one is guaranteed a place."