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Preview: Wigan Athletic vs West Bromwich Albion

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Swansea City at DW Stadium.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Swansea City at DW Stadium.

Well how times could have changed for Latics. In two games where we were the better side, we gained only on e point for our troubles. Had we won both games, then I wouldn't be writing this wondering whether or not Latics could be looking at their last ever Premier League season.

It is a bit of a sour note, but it is one the coaching staff will have to start telling the players. In our remaining ten games, we play the BIG FOUR, plus Fulham and Blackburn away both are our bogey teams where we never pick any points up. To me that leaves four winnable games all at home.

Shall we bother?

To say our home form as been poor this year would be an understatment. To be fair Wigan have always done better away from home, in the first half of the season. But the second half of the season, our home form normally gears up and that is what makes the difference. This year it hasn't and it could see us slide down and out.

So for the good news, everyone is fit. Yay. Bad news, we have only scored have only scored seven goals in 2012, and one only one game. It hasn't been a good year for Wigan. If it is to improve then that has to start here. Normally now i would moan about slack home support, but the past few weeks that has been outstanding creating superb atmospheres.

So what can we do? The answer is short and sweet. Keep going.

If we stop then the players will stop we have to get behind the lads and keep them proud. Of they fight till the final whistle of every game. Then maybe we could pull of what is looking very nearly impossible. We have done that before and somehow I think we might again.

This year has come down to players not being on form and the lads playing mostly disjointed at times, with a few managerial errors with poor player choice. If Jordi Gomez starts this weekend then that is, Shaun Maloney was on the pitch for half an hour against Norwich and created more in that one game, than Jordi has in 2012.

The same can be said for Mohamed Diame who's removal from the squad is stupid by all accounts. Yes the two James's have done well, but Momo gives you that bit extra in the midfield. While Franco Di Santo didn't deserved to be dropped the lad has been our best player the past two months.

It remains to be seen what Martinez does, but going for broke with an attacking team would life the Wigan faithful.