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Latics fancy their chances, says Colclough


Filed: Friday, 26th January 2018
By: Staff Writer


League One side Wigan Athletic are confident they can overcome the challenge of Premier League West Ham United when the two sides meet at the DW Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

David Moyes is expected to field an inexperienced team for tomorrow's tie at a sold-out DW Stadium, as a result of the Hammers first team squad being decimated by a string of injuries to key personnel.

And as such, Wigan's Ryan Colclough believes the Latics have a particularly good chance of upsetting the odds and proceeding to the next stage - at West Ham's expense.

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"West Ham are in the Premier League for a reason, whether they’ve got injuries or not they’ll come with strength in depth," he said in his interview for the Wigan match day programme.

"We’re not bothered if they’ve got a fully fit squad or if they’re missing key players, our main task is to go into the game thinking exactly the way we did against Bournemouth, believing we can win the game.

"The atmosphere amongst the boys is great, it’s an unbelievable dressing room and the best since I’ve been at the club. There’s a real togetherness and everybody wants to achieve the same thing, we want to win and going into this game everyone believes that we can."

Colclough admitted that he was looking forward to a great atmosphere at the 25,000-capacity venue, to which West Ham are expected to bring around 4,500 supporters.

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"The fans have been great this season and they’ll be well up for the game," he insisted. "They’ll bounce off the West Ham fans and it’s going to be a great atmosphere.

"During the game you try to block out the chants, but the boys definitely feel the support and that was clear against Bournemouth and away at Plymouth last weekend.

"It’s great when the fans get involved in the game. We play to excite them and hopefully we’ll please them again on Saturday. The last time we played Bournemouth in the third round we went on to win the FA Cup, so I think we’ve got a lot to live up to."





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