Friday, 6 February 2015

What have Wigan got?

Some might have almost written Wigan's hopes of survival off with their latest managerial change yet to really give them a boost up the league. However, last weekends draw away against Ipswich demonstrates that Wigan are getting more organised and have added some grit to their bid to stay in this league.

Wigan have seen several of their players snapped with Ben Watson moving to Watford, Shaun Maloney transferring to Chicago Fire of the MLS, Adanm Forshaw exiting to Middlesbrough as well as Callum McManaman moving to WBA in the Premier League and Ivan Ramis departing to Levante in Spain. You would think that would be devastating for morale, because at any team to lose such quality and players that have enjoyed such highs with the club is hard, but it is likely to be harder for the fans than the players that are left. For whatever reason those players that have left were part of a team that simply haven't been doing it this season.

Wigan's team is likely to look very different.
Now there are fresh players coming in and if Malky Mackay can stay at the club and rebuild the team it is possible that we might see a rejuvenated Wigan sooner than anyone thinks. That would need new signing Billy Mckay and Jason Pearce to get off to a good start at their new club. They also brought in left back Gaetan Bong from Olympiakos and Sheyi Ojo U18 England international winger from Liverpool's academy on loan as well as Leon Clarke from Wolves, on transfer deadline day. Catch up on all of Wigan's ins and outs here

Looking at Wigan's form at home they have been in games of late and have not been letting many goals in. The tightening up at the back is something they have clearly been working on but they will have to be at their best to stop the Cherries and they have only scored two goals in their last five home games. That home form of Wigan's does look shaky!

Wigan Home Form

AFCB Away Form

Breaking News
South Korean Kim Bo-Kyung, has just signed for Wigan Athletic on loan until the end of the season.

Don't forget to catch up with our Rival Lines interview with Jesus was a Wiganer if you have not already seen it. Later tonight I am told that my return interview about AFCB will be posted on the Jesus Was a Wiagner site. It also looks like fans were none too happy about the moving of the Fulham game next month to a Friday night - there is still 24 hours to have your vote - see side panel.

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