Wigan Athletic boss pinpoints centre-back void

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John Sheridan


John Sheridan
John Sheridan

Latics have conceded 9 targets of their opening 5 league matches – solely Blackpool and Burton have shipped extra – with an extra seven in three home cup outings.

With Danny Fox having opted for a brand new problem in India, and Nathan Cameron and Adam Lengthy at the moment isolating after returning constructive Covid-19 exams, Latics are very gentle on the again.

Kal Naismith has deputised there of late, however that robs Latics of one in all their best attacking gamers.

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Sheridan at the moment has scope to herald another participant – as a consequence of a cap on squad numbers in administration – and he says he’s taking a look at a really particular participant.

“We nonetheless have to fill that space, on the left hand facet of central defence. I take a look at the squad and that could be a place I really feel we want one other physique.

“It’s one thing we’re conscious of and one thing now we have to work round.”

Sheridan admits the restrictions of administration are limiting his exercise.

“It means we are able to’t do what we’d prefer to in a great world,” he acknowledged.

“We had a few locations to fill within the squad, and clearly Will (Keane) took a type of final week.

“As soon as issues have settled down, there’ll hopefully be extra of a possibility to herald some extra.

“We haven’t acquired a giant squad right here, and we try so as to add one or two to make us a bit stronger.

“It’s vital now we have gamers preventing for his or her locations.

“We don’t need gamers being snug that they’ll be taking part in week in, week out.

“Probably we’d want one other attack-minded participant as effectively, however that’s additional down the road.”

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