Phillips Ready For Saturday

Interim boss confident Wanderers can put the last week's training into practice against Bristol City

Jimmy Phillips is confident that the Wanderers players will put into practice the theories that the coaching team have worked on in training when Bristol City travel to the Reebok on Saturday afternoon.

The 46-year-old faced the media for the first time at Euxton on Thursday morning as the club held the customary pre-match press conference.

And Phillips was in an upbeat mood, stressing that his players have taken on board the footballing philosophy that the interim staff are trying to implement.

“It has been very enjoyable and has been a chance for Sammy Lee and I to put our ideas across to the players,” Phillips said when reflecting on the last week-and-a-half.

“We have been really pleased with the response and I like to think the players have enjoyed the sessions, especially considering some of our ideas may be new to them.

“We got the five lads returning today from international duty and thankfully they are all fit. They have missed out on a week’s training so we will make sure that they have all the information that we have put across to the other lads over the last seven or eight days.

“The slight changes we may have done with the players have been done with the sole aim to improve them and hopefully get a winning performance against Bristol City.

“Myself, Sammy and Julian are certainly football people. We love to get the ball down and build play up from the back whenever possible, but sometimes the state of the game will dictate how well we can do that.

“But we have certainly enjoyed the last week and we are all looking forward to Saturday.”

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