Editors Blog: Are Wigan the Dark Horses for Promotion?

Michael Regan

I hate writing articles like this always feel like I am going to give the team the kiss of death (sorry if we lose next weekend at Nottingham Forrest), but just look at the past few weeks and the way the team is playing and we could be one of the team pushing for promotion this year.

When Uwe Rosler took over the club we hadn't won in the league in four league games, in that time we had conceded eight goals and scored two in reply. The team was dropping down the league and we were only three points away from the drop zone, things were looking slightly bleak. However under Uwe the defensive has tightened up and we have now started to find the back of the net.

The whispers round the DW are that we can make the play-offs, and why ever not? We have a squad of players that allows us to rest people when tired and still be able to compete with any team in this league. Now with 15 games left to play, Wigan are only one point of 6th spot and are closing on rapidly on the other teams in the top six. Beat Forrest at the weekend and we could only three points behind them, with a game in hand. The signs then are beginning to look good.

Under Rosler we have played 13 league games this season and in that time we have collected a total of 25 points, that is just shy of two points a game. Keep up that run till the end of the season and that would be someone where in the region of 30 points from the final run in of games.

That would take our points total this year up to 79 for the season. If we had been in last seasons Championship and collected that number of points we would have finished second or third depending on our goal difference. I don't see that being the points total for second place this season, Burnley already on 63 points this year, but it will more than likely see us in the play-offs.

You can of course look at the stats and figures all day long. The fact that matters in the scores at the end of each game, as it stands currently Wigan are winning games and grinding out results against difficult opposition. We still yet have to face the likes of QPR, Leicester City, Burnley, Reading and of course Nottingham Forrest. Win those games against the teams around us and you have to wonder what could be possible this year.

Lets get the belief back, in Uwe Rosler we trust!

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