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Key points: McAleny's thoughts ahead of Wigan fixture

19 April 2018

Conor McAleny has spoken to the media ahead of weekend’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Paul Cook's Wigan Athletic.

After last weekend's disappointment, Town are back in action against high-flying Wigan Athletic and the 25-year-old is looking forward to the match and putting things right, and getting their first three points against Paul Cook's side.

Here is what McAleny had to say…  
 
On the preparations in training this week…
 
"It has been a good week for us all after conceding the two late goals in the derby.
 
"Any defeat is tough to take and a kick in the stomach, but it's done now and we go again.
 
"I feel it's very important in how we bounce back and show that on the pitch in a couple of days' time in front of our fans.
 
"Everybody is concentrating on the last three games of the season, and with the news coming out on Wednesday, we will look at that when it comes around."
 
On Saturday's opponents Wigan…
 
"The lads are really looking forward to this one. We know it's going to be a difficult game which I hope will bring the best out in us to go and get the win.
 
"The big lads at the back don't like little nippy players do they. I will look to run the channels and make those runs for the team and tire the defenders out.
 
"They are a strong side on 90 points and will bring out the best in us but I want us to go and put a spanner in the works.
 
"It will be a great atmosphere inside the ground and they will bring a few with them, so we need to be prepared.
 
"Let's see what happens but we do know it will be a tough test."
 
On his first season at Fleetwood and recent form…
 
"It has been okay but as people are aware, I've been struggling with goals.
 
"I know myself that I need to keep my head down, keep working hard and hopefully get more goals under my belt before the end of the season."
 
On Devante Cole's return and his career at Wigan…
 
"It will be nice to see him if he is playing for them, but we will have to wait and see.
 
"He has gone into a top side in Wigan, and into an established side but he will be there next season and its happy days for him if he can help them get promotion."
 
On the announcement of Joey Barton as the new head coach…
 
"It's exciting times for the club, but if I am being honest, we haven't really thought about it too much.
 
"We still have three games to go, and even though we can't get promoted or relegated, we want to finish off on a high.
 
"It's important that we focus on this season and once this season is done, we will talk more about it."​

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