Wigan Athletic's Player of March

Paul Thomas

Time to vote for last month's player of the month. Who will you vote for in a month which saw us win three of our four games. Picking up six points from nine, and winning a place in the semi-final of the FA Cup. The best month of the season so far.

When you lose 4-0 to someone it always hurts you. No matter who the opposition are, you always feel a sense of almost injustice and pain. When you lose 4-0 to a Liverpool side who currently repersent a Jekyll and Hyde team, then you have to panic.

Then four weeks later look back at it as a turning point in your season, and you forget just how hurt you were. Thanks to losing 4-0 we saw the return of Antolin Alcaraz to the team, and since that defeat we have stood up and took account for ourselves, and have been such a more solid side.

But who out of the following players has stood out most for you.

Arouna Kone- Two goals in four games in this month, and now six goals in six games since his returning start against Huddersfield in the FA Cup. His this man now hitting his true form? Since coming back from the African cup of Nations this man has been a different player, and he could be the inspiration to our survival and who knows and FA Cup win.

Antolin Alcaraz- Consistency in our defensive options has been none existent all season. Players in and out our back three like some sort of musical game. Yet in the past three we have seen why Alcaraz is so important to Wigan. His composure, his assurance and his ball winning skills have completely changed our defensive properties since his return. Only one goal conceded so far, and long may that continue.

Callum McManaman- Everyone's bad boy at the moment. The best thing for Callum would have been for him to be banned and it all swept under the carpet. Yet he has featured in three of last months games, scoring in one and grabbing an assist in another. This young winger is showing the promise we all hoped for, and his continued development could be key to our survival.

Joel Robles- Did anyone expect Ali Al Habsi to be shifted from the Wigan goal? Yet with a string of mistakes, it has let this young Spaniard slip into the goal. A cup game against Everton where he showed his skills with a few testing shots, yet he has come into his own in the two league games, controlling the six yard box and pulling off some good saves. You wonder if United signed the wrong Spanish keeper.

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