Jacobs out to win them all

Michael Jacobs
Michael Jacobs

MICHAEL Jacobs admits Wigan Athletic’s players feel they can win every game they play at the moment.

Latics are unbeaten in six matches - and have suffered only two defeats in the last 20 in League One.

We’ll be looking to win every game between now and the end of the season - and we’ll feel we can do that

Michael Jacobs

It’s a run that’s seen them leap to joint-fourth in the division with Coventry, just four points off the automatic promotion spots.

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to rock-bottom Crewe, Jacobs says the Latics squad are brimming with confidence at the moment.

“When you’re in a good run of form and have the kind of squad we have, you go into games looking to win every time you take the field,” he told the Evening Post.

“To be fair, we’ve had that kind of mentality anyway right from the start of the season.

“Obviously sometimes you have to tweak the game-plan depending on who you’re playing.

“But we’ll be looking to win every game between now and the end of the season - and we’ll feel we can do that.

“If results continue to go our way, then there’s no reason why we can’t gatecrash the top two which is obviously the aim.”

The recent run of results would have been even better had Latics not thrown away a 3-0 lead to only draw with Sheffield United last week.

But Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Chesterfield - when they this time made the most of a three-goal start - would have exorcised a few demons from their brush with the Blades.

“A lot of the boys were really frustrated after Sheffield United, because we’d done the hard part and got ourselves into the winning position,” Jacobs added.

“We’d played well for 65 minutes against a very good team, we were so comfortable, and yet at the end we could even have lost the game never mind drawing it.

“We had a good chat about it afterwards, it’s gone now, and the win on Saturday meant we finished the week well with seven points from nine which we’ll take.”