Preview: Wigan Athletic vs Swansea City

Scott Sinclair of Swansea City is held aloft after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium.

Well after a small international break, our lads return to the norm this weekend with a fixture against Roberto Martinez's former employees. It will be the third time he has managed against them since leaving the club, and so far he has done okay. We hope that run can continue as Wigan are looking to move up the gears and out of the relegation zone.

It was a good month February, much like August was good to us and so was December. But you can't play well for three months of a season and expect to stay up. You have to play well consistently and with twelve games to go, there isn't a better time than now.

One thing that has marred our whole season, is not having the same continuous team week in week out. When we have done we have played well. In recent weeks we have had the return of Antolin Alcaraz and Emmerson Boyce to our back four which has massively improved our defence options. No longer must we rely on Gary Caldwell, although he has been playing rather well.

Over the past few weeks it has been teams having to adapt to our style of play, not the other way around and we do well when it is like that. Getting the ball down on the park and pushing the width, works well in the Premier League and now that the lads seem to be getting the idea it is coming together. Especially with the introduction of Jean Beasuejour, who has been phenomenal on the left hand side.

Just wish someone would put the ball in the back of the net.

Speaking of strikers, I wonder if anyone fro,m the FA has been to check up on young Franco Di Santo. His emphatic performances recently have been top notch. Not his usual uninterested self he seems alert and sharp to every ball and has been able to adapt to playing up front. You wonder why we ever doubted him?

Much like Mr Gomez who has been playing okay. Nothing special recently, but then better than you would expect from a player who is usually slow and walks everywhere. Jordi has seemed to picked up the ability to make a tackle, which is an amazing thing. He uses his foot to take the ball of another player and it works.


So now to Swansea City. Who have had great start to life in the Premier League. Only beaten at home once this season. Very few teams have come anyway from anything. Yet they won't be playing at home, they are coming up north to the DW Stadium.

And their away form is nearly as bad as our home form. So it could make for a interesting watch.

For Wigan though, Swansea pose a very big threat and it comes in the shape of an ex-latic man. Scott Sinclair, who no doubt will be out to prove that we should have signed him when we had the chance. Why we didn't I nor any Wigan fan can not understand.

What Sinclair gives Swansea is the main man. The creator, the skillful one if you will. His pace and trickery allows him to go past players, while is great range of passing means he can pick players out in the space that he has just opened for them. And he has managed to get a few in the back of the net scoring seven so far this season.

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