Wigan Athletic boss has double trouble

Kal Naismith in action against PeterboroughKal Naismith in action against Peterborough
Kal Naismith in action against Peterborough
John Sheridan pinpointed problems at both ends of the field after Peterborough inflicted a fourth defeat in a row on his Wigan Athletic side.

Latics haven't scored from open play in those four matches, and were punished at the other end when a defensive switch-off allowed Jonson Clarke-Harris to control a long ball on his chest before volleying past Jamie Jones for the only goal.

"I always felt we were in the game, and the desire and determination to get something was there again," acknowledged Sheridan, who saw Kal Naismith hit the post in stoppage-time.

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"But it's just the end product, and it's all about putting the ball in the back of the net.

"And then at the other end, keeping the ball out, theirs is another disappointing goal to concede.

"Again we had a lot of possession, but I thought Peterborough did more with the ball, they wanted to hurt us more.

"I thought we were very slow with our tempo, and more or less just keeping the ball rather than doing anything with it.

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"It's something we tell them every week, getting on the ball and trying to be more adventurous.

"I want us to get the ball forward faster, try to hurt teams more.

"We have to get the opposition on the back foot more.

"But when you concede the first goal, and you're chasing the game, it is difficult, when the opposition get that bit of belief in the game."