Latics face Colchester United at the DW Stadium tomorrow (Saturday), undefeated in the league at home so far this campaign Gary Caldwell is counting on this good home form to help push his side in the race for promotion.
Colchester had a good run of form which has come to an abrupt end losing their last two games and apparently playing poorly in their latest outing at Shrewsbury last Saturday, but the Us boss Tony Hume isn’t panicking just yet.
In the build up to the game both managers spoke to the media, let’s take a look at what they had to say:
Latics boss Gary Caldwell – ‘They’re a good team’
‘They have a massive threat on the counter-attack and possess a lot of pace in their team and we have to be ready for that.
‘They were on a good run of form but they have lost their last two, we’ll respect them, though, and we’ll have to play well if we want to win, just like we have had to in every game in League One this season.
‘It’s another big challenge and it’s going to be another competitive game.
‘We are proud of our record at the DW Stadium so far this season; it is something we addressed in the summer because last season wasn’t good enough and we said as a group that we need to use our home ground, with the fans behind us, as a place where teams fear coming and hopefully we’re starting to do that.
‘We need to continue to work hard and play well and keep our run going.’
Colchester United boss Tony Humes – ‘The aim at the start of the season was consistency and, so far, the consistency of our performances has been relatively good’
‘You can’t expect to win every game, so you look to be as consistent as possible.
‘Staying up last season was massive for the club and we’re just looking to build on that and improve.
‘But we can only improve through consistency of performance and we’re not going to make wholesale changes because of one average performance.’
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This week’s crew in the studio are Gareth, Adam, Kathryn, Rob, Simon and Barry.
We start off with the Bury ‘Off The Terrace’ report and the stats from the game.
What a game again for the travelling support, two goals, Grant Holt and Cisco Junior, no beer on sale, Flitcroft bemoaning the referee and Leon Barnett in comedy fall, it’s all here.
We have Colchester at the DW Stadium on Saturday, Kathryn steps in for the poorly Dan and delivers his preview, in typical Dan style.
Simon gives us the bookies odds, this one is all about the Latics.
Peterborough away on Tuesday and Barry’s done a preview, he’s also making the long trip and hoping for the win!
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