IT looks like it’s going to be another of those jittery seasons for Wigan Athletic.
This is not unfamiliar territory, of course, but perhaps a scenario that fans were hoping they wouldn’t have to face yet again this year.
But here they are back in the relegation zone once more.
Comfort can be gained from our not yet being halfway through the season and the very fact that they have been in this position on several occasions and have managed to escape each time.
There are also many injured players to come back as reinforcements and top drawer performances such as the Tottenham defeat to draw on.
But in the back of the mind is the worry that you can’t keep wandering close to the trapdoor too often without expecting one day to fall through it.