Date:Friday March 16 2012
Wigan Athletic face a tough encounter against West Brom tomorrow (Saturday) at the DW Stadium, with our Premier League lives at stake it is a game that firstly we cannot afford to lose, but realistically we should be looking for maximum points and a climb out of the bottom three
Our home form this season though is anything but good, just one win and that coming back in August, it is time to start claiming victories on our turf. West Brom have a couple of key players missing and last time out at Norwich we looked very good, so is tomorrow the turning point in our home form? I hope so
In the build up to the game Latics boss, Roberto Martinez has been speaking about the lack of wins at the DW and how it is important to start getting the home form right, let's take a look at what he say's:
Speaking to Latics Player Martinez said - 'The attitude and commitment of the players is something we can be proud of in the squad; they know what it means to represent Wigan Athletic and in the last four games, not including Swansea, they've been excellent.
'Come Saturday we need to be patient, not allow any anxiety to creep in and perform over the full 95 minutes to get the win I believe the team deserve.'
'West Brom are one of the best away teams in the league, only the two Manchester clubs have better form then them away from home.
'Keith Andrews has given them a good boost since arriving in January, Peter Odemwingie and Marc Antoine-Fortune have formed a good partnership up-front and there are a number of key players like Ben Foster who have been performing consistently throughout the season.
'So it will be tough but we need to concentrate on ourselves and use this opportunity to start picking up as many points as possible at home.
'We have to make sure we force a good performance at the weekend and force a good result, because we deserve much more than what we've taken at home.
'One win here this season is nowhere near good enough, but of the six draws we've managed we deserved four or five wins, which shows how dominant we've been in games here.
'There are five home games left to go and we need to collect the rewards, I believe in football that if you keep showing the right levels you'll balance things up and get what you deserve at the end.
'To help that we need to use the DW Stadium to our advantage and create a hostile environment.
'We've done it before against the likes of Arsenal and West Ham, so we're looking forward to a repeat this season as well.'
Latics and Proud
Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan
To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site
Date:Friday March 16 2012
Latics Fans Forum Tickets Selling Fast (Friday July 25 2014)
Latics Head Off To Germany For Final Preparations (Thursday July 24 2014)
Jean Beausejour Joins Colo-Colo - Adios (Wednesday July 23 2014)
A Birmingham Insight Into Emyr Huws (Wednesday July 23 2014)
Latics Snap Up Manchester City Youngster On Loan (Tuesday July 22 2014)
The Latics Are All Kitted Out (Tuesday July 22 2014)
Chris McCann On Road To Recovery (Monday July 21 2014)
Fixture Change Affects Latics Fans Charity Walk (Monday July 21 2014)
Coach Caldwell Signs On For Another Year (Friday July 11 2014)
Vital Latics World Cup Prediction Comp 10/07/14 (Thursday July 10 2014)
|21. Sheff Wed||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|LUFC Injury blow for Leeds youngster
» Leeds Utd : 25/07/2014 21:00:00
|Gueye Signs 12 Month Contract
» Millwall : 25/07/2014 20:49:00
|Campbell Completes Palace Move
» Cardiff : 25/07/2014 20:43:00
|LUFC Viviani goes home to consider future
» Leeds Utd : 25/07/2014 20:39:00
|Dunk signs New Brighton Deal
» Brighton : 25/07/2014 20:38:00