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3 March 2015

Midfielder taking nothing for granted ahead of Latics clash

WES Hoolahan has warned against complacency ahead of Norwich City facing Sky Bet Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic at Carrow Road on Wednesday. (7:45pm)

A run of six consecutive victories has lifted Alex Neil's side into third place, while the Latics currently sit nine points from safety at the other end of the table.

However, the 32-year-old knows there is plenty of work still to do, and told the media at Colney Training Centre on Tuesday afternoon: "We've won the last six games, but haven't done anything yet.

"It counts for nothing, and now we need to kick on. They [Wigan] are fighting against relegation so it's going to be a tough game which we need to be up for or we'll be turned over.

"We've got to move the ball quickly and find a way to break them down. We know we’ve got a lot of ability in the team, and a lot of players who can score goals.

"Defensively we’ve been quite sound the last few weeks and hopefully we can keep that up. We're looking forward to playing them."

City's recent resurgence has seen them collect 25 points from a possible 30 under Neil's stewardship, bringing them to within touching distance of leaders Derby County with a dozen games of the regular campaign remaining.

The Republic of Ireland international credits such form to a determined group effort", commenting: "The gaffer has come in and set his stall out; he knows what he wants from the players and we’ve all thrived on that.

"We’re on a great run at the moment, and the confidence is high. The atmosphere is great, and we've got a good unit so it's very enjoyable.

"Everybody is buzzing, but we're taking it game by game. We're chasing the pack at the top, and hopefully at the end of the season we can get promoted.

"It would be a great achievement for the Club to get back up there."

Wigan Athletic, Wednesday March 4, 7:45pm


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