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Gnahoua focussing on Wednesday match rather than occasion

27 August 2021

Shrimps’ striker Arthur Gnahoua says every team in Sky Bet League One has to be treated the same, regardless of stature.

Since the 2021/22 season began just over four weeks ago, 28-year-old Gnahoua has featured in all but one game and has come across some strong sides including the likes of Ipswich Town and Preston North End.

Before being relegated on the final day of last season, Sheffield Wednesday enjoyed a run of nine consecutive seasons in the Sky Bet Championship, and even reached the play-offs twice in that time, making the final once.

Despite this, the former Bolton Wanderers man says it’s important for the Shrimps to apply themselves accordingly and to approach each game in the same manor.

“We’ve got to treat every team the same,” Gnahoua said.

“Obviously it’s [Sheffield Wednesday] a good team, so we’ve got to be careful and defend properly, and hopefully we can do well.

“It’s going to be another tough game, obviously I’m sure we’ve played a lot of good teams this season, so of course we’re going to have confidence to play against these as well.”

The Owls have started the season strongly, winning three of their four Sky Bet League One games, drawing the other and not conceding a goal, a feat which has impressed Gnahoua.

He added: “I can’t believe it, but anything’s possible in football.

“We can obviously change that with the team that we have, so hopefully we can get a goal.”

After drawing and winning their opening two league games, the Shrimps have lost their last two in League One against Rotherham and Gillingham respectively, although Gnahoua says his side can take confidence from their strong performances.

“We didn’t think we’d be this far up, but we’ve managed to get points and win a game so hopefully we’re going to be confident for the next game,” he added.

“Every game, we learn from it, and we take it to the next game, so hopefully we can do well for the next game.

“I’ve got to keep working hard, obviously I need some goals as well, but I just hope that I can bring that to my game as well.

“The whole team is good, everyone on the bench and starting, so we’ve got to work hard and obviously fight for your place.”


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