Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday April 28 2012
The Latics head into their penultimate home game of the season against Newcastle United, on Saturday in search of their third consecutive home victory, which would see them move clear of the drop zone.
Roberto Martinez will be keen to ensure that his side recover from last weekends last gasp defeat at Fulham, and he will be encouraged that his side have their destiny in their own hands.
That was unthinkable only 6 weeks ago, but an impressive run that has seen the Latics overcome Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal to give them a real chance of survival.
With winnable games against Blackburn and Wolves in their final two clashes, anything that they get from Saturday's encounter with the inform Geordies would be a bonus.
Martinez will be able to call upon last season's great escape hero Hugo Rodallega, who looks set to feature from the bench after 7 weeks out. Franco Di Santo is struggling following the knock he picked up at Fulham, which could see Conor Sammon start.
The solid backline that has only conceded 12 goals in the last dozen games will be in for a tricky afternoon against the inform Newcastle front men. Papiss Cisse has scored in 6 consecutive games and will be keen to ensure his side remain on track to play Champions League football next season.
Once again this is the biggest game if the season for all concerned with the club, and they will be keen to ensure that they can but some light between themselves and the bottom three and bring an end to Newcastle's impressive run.
To read more from Niall visit his blog: laticsinanutshell.blogspot.co.uk
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:Saturday April 28 2012
It's Friday - It's Latics Podcast Day - Bury Preview (Friday October 9 2015)
12th Man - Referees! (Friday October 9 2015)
Any Previous? - Bury v Latics (Thursday October 8 2015)
Meet The Ref - Bury v Latics - Graham Salisbury (Thursday October 8 2015)
PWU Latics Podcast - Open Arms - Walsall, Crewe & Bury (Wednesday October 7 2015)
What The Bosses Said - Crewe 2 Latics 3 - JPT Reaction (Wednesday October 7 2015)
Crewe 2 Latics 3 - JPT Big Game Report (Wednesday October 7 2015)
Donervon Daniels Voted Man Of The Match v Walsall (Tuesday October 6 2015)
Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Wigan Athletic (Tuesday October 6 2015)
JPT Preview - Crewe v Latics (Tuesday October 6 2015)
|7. Sheff Utd||11||5||2||4||2||17|
|8. Port Vale||11||4||4||3||2||16|
|Harris Backs Barnsley To Fly
» Barnsley : 09/10/2015 14:52:00
|A Win Tomorrow Will Do!
» Sheff Utd : 09/10/2015 14:19:00
|It's Friday - It's Latics Podcast Day - Bury Preview
» Wigan : 09/10/2015 12:52:00
|Vincenti - It's Nice For Everybody At The Club
» Rochdale : 09/10/2015 11:14:01
|JFH - More About The Achievement With The Boys
» Burton : 09/10/2015 11:12:01