Wigan Athletic’s April Player of the Month

Alex Livesey

With all the commotion of the survival race and the forth coming FA Cup final, we here at Pie Eaters Footie haven’t put together our April player of the month. Well here it is now. We played five games in April, and although we didn’t win in the League it was a hugely significant month.

Beating Millwall at Wembley meant the club would got to its first ever FA Cup final. That big stage awaits us this weekend, and the players will be surely preparing for it this week, that is after Tuesday’s woeful performance against Swansea. But enough about May, who for you stood out in April?

Callum McManaman- The winger was ever present in April. His never say die performances have inspired the Latics of late, and managed to score two in the month. First a lovely round the goal keeper tap in at Wembley to make it 2-0 against Millwall, the second a spectacular volley against Tottenham; if anything is worth a vote, it is that goal.

Shaun Maloney- Hitting form yet again, Shaun also bagged two goals this month as well as being the vocal point for many a Wigan attack. His lovely volley finish in the semi set us on our way to victory, and his spectacular last gasp free-kick earned us a vital point at QPR. The midfielder wears his heart on his sleeve and has been one of our better players this season.

James McCarthy- Sheer dominance that is the word for this lad, in every game during the month of April the midfielder didn’t put a foot wrong. He showed his qualities gains Manchester City as he kept their midfield out of the game for large parts of it, and was a true box-to-box midfielder against Tottenham. If we go down, this lad will be heading elsewhere this summer.

Paul Scharner- Ever present since his return to the club in January, he has been a rock at the back for us. Winning headers and tackles galore, if we go down it won’t be at the fault of this defender (as it stands anyway). He came close to scoring on his return hitting the cross bar against Manchester City, but had it got in, he had been ruled offside.

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