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Calderwood on Wigan win, Hogan’s brace, momentum, our Young Lions and Bristol City

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Calderwood on Wigan win, Hogan’s brace, momentum, our Young Lions and Bristol City
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Assistant Manager Colin Calderwood spoke to club TV following the 4-1 win over Wigan Athletic.

His views in full are below.

On the game itself…

It was a good night for us. 

Obviously we had a number of changes.

The experienced ones helped the young ones and I thought the young ones helped the experienced ones too.

I thought we had good performances all round.

I felt the game went our way because we scored first and then when they came back we scored early enough to not have too many nerves in the second half.

We had opportunities in the second half but we didn’t do as well as we did in the first half.

On the last two performances…

We had to get at Norwich – we had to get the crowd on our side.

The crowd played their part on Saturday with terrific support.

We backed that up tonight.

Whenever we train, we train everyone to play in the same way and hopefully those things are coming through.

It helps to win of course – and it’s important to come back from defeats too.

We couldn’t ask for two better results at home.

HoganGoalWiganHomeMainWebOn Scott Hogan’s brace…

We need an array of goals throughout the team – and that will help Scott going-forward without a doubt.

You have to give strikers the chances – and what’s been encouraging in the last two games has been the amount of openings we’ve created. 

That’s definitely been better than in the other games.

On the Young Lions…

Aston Villa have always been renowned for young players coming through the ranks.

Sometimes being in this situation – in the Championship – allows them a platform a bit earlier than they might get in the Premier League.

If the opportunity is there, I think we have the talented ones to take that chance.

It’s happening at the moment.

On Bristol City…

We have to do something away from home, without a doubt.

We can’t rely on home games to be where we get all our points.

We want to see these kind of performances away from home.

We have to go there and look to win.

On momentum…

It can’t do any harm.

We have to be aware that confidence doesn’t just come because of two wins.

It comes on the back of people working hard for one another and being able to create and defend.

There has been improvements but the number of chances and goals are very healthy.

Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 22nd August 2017