Sheehan Wants More Of The Same

Josh Sheehan believes Wanderers have given themselves the perfect platform for the remainder of their play-off push.

The Whites remain sixth in the League One table after the weekend’s fixtures – four points clear of Wycombe Wanderers and Peterborough United, who both have one game in hand.

Ian Evatt’s men are also level on points with fifth-placed Derby County thanks to the point they took from a gripping 1-1 draw at leaders Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night.

Wanderers stopped the Owls’ five-match winning streak and had they been awarded a second-half penalty for an apparent foul on Dion Charles could have become the first side to beat Wednesday in 23 league games.

And Sheehan believes the quality of the Whites’ performance in fighting back from an early goal to equalise at a vibrant Hillsborough bodes well for the rest of their bid to secure a top-six finish and a play-off place.

“I thought we played really well,” said the midfielder, who completed the full 90 minutes in arguably his best performance since returning from a long-term injury absence earlier this season.

“There’s no better place to do it in our league than coming to the top of the table against a team who are flying and unbeaten in however many games and put in a performance like that.

“We probably should have won as well, which is great belief for us. It shows we can do it anywhere if we can do it here.

“It feels like a big point. Probably in the last few weeks we haven’t played how we wanted and haven’t looked like us. But it felt like the old Bolton and the one that’s got us to where we are in the league.

“It was a good performance and especially after the start we had, it showed great character in the squad to get back into it and dominate the way we did.

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“We’ve just got to concentrate on ourselves. If we play like that I’d say we’ve got a good chance against anyone. If we can play like that I’m sure we’ll be all right.”

Wanderers – who have now taken points from successive away games to keep the chasing pack at arm’s length – don’t play in the league again until a Good Friday trip to Exeter City.

But before that they have a Wembley final to look forward to in the Papa Johns Trophy against Plymouth on 2 April.

And with preparations – which include a behind-closed-doors work-out on Friday – now able to begin in ernest, Sheehan is determined to make it more than just a good day out.

“You could hear the fans singing about going to Wembley and it gives you a buzz,” he added.

“Everyone at the club is excited. We know what it means but we’ve got to win.

“No-one remembers the losers. We’ll enjoy the occasion but we’ve got to make sure we win.”

Watch a full post-match interview with Josh in the video above


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