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LENNON'S WARNING

Posted on 23 November 2005  - 12:00

Aaron Lennon speaks from experience when he warns of the threat posed by Wigan Athletic when we travel to the JJB Stadium on Saturday.

Aaron Lennon speaks from experience when he warns of the threat posed by Wigan Athletic when we travel to the JJB Stadium on Saturday.

The speedy wide man was a member of the Leeds United team that travelled to the venue in February of this year and came away on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline. Wigan, of course, went on to secure promotion and have flown in the face of the popular theory that suggests promoted teams generally struggle on entry to the top flight.

Wigan have suffered just two defeats at their home ground so far this term - on the opening day against champions Chelsea and last weekend to Arsenal. In both games they gave more than a good account of themselves and could be considered unlucky not to have taken any reward from the fixtures.

Aaron considers one key to the success of Paul Jewell's side is that they have taken the step up with mostly the same players, who have acquired a winning habit over the previous seasons.

"I played against Wigan last season and I think they are playing pretty much the same now as they did then," he recalled.

They work hard with a good togetherness and get the ball forward early

"I think their players are underrated, people go there having not really heard of them and they have surprised a lot of people this season. They have got two dangerous strikers as well.

"Everyone seems to be talking about Wigan because their start has been a bit of a shock to most people. The lads have seen them, will be ready for it and know they give 100 per cent."

Meanwhile, Aaron is delighted to have shaken off the hamstring injury that saw him miss out against Arsenal and Bolton and make his return as a substitute against West Ham last time out.

"It was brilliant for me to be on the bench again after injury," he added. "I missed the England game as well and hope I can now stay fit and push on again."