Mac: The goals will come

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CALLUM McManaman has reassured supporters that goals will come as Latics look to kick-start their season against Wolves today.

Uwe Rosler’s men are currently averaging one goal per game, having recorded just two wins so far in the Championship.

But McManaman, who is Wigan’s top scorer with four so far, insists the side can and will do better following their stuttering start to the campaign.

“We have got goals in us, it’s just not gelling at the moment,” he told the Evening Post.

“I think it is good when me and James (McClean) play together. We are very direct and just get at them.

“That helps us a lot and puts us up the pitch, we just need to find a way to get more goals.”

The forward put Tuesday’s draw to high-flying Nottingham Forest down to great home support with the team replicating the crowd’s energy.

“The fans got going early on against Forest, we were getting stuck in and chasing them. It should be like that every game,” he said.

“I would say we played with more fight on Tuesday, that is what we’ve been missing the last few games. We were getting bowled over a bit too easily.

“On Tuesday we were fighting, we wanted it more than them and I think it showed all over the pitch.”

Wigan head to Molineux today, with Wolves looking to get back to winning ways after Wednesday’s 3-1 loss at home to Huddersfield.

They are also likely to face former player Nouha Dicko, who had an unsuccessful four-year spell with the club.

The striker has gone on to score three goals for Wolves already this season and will be hoping to bag more against his old team.

However, McManaman, who returned to action on Tuesday after injury, has other plans and is hoping that the Wigan goals will start flooding in.

“It was good to get back and I think the lads did well,” he said. “Now that we have a draw under our belt against a good side, we can build on that and put a few past Wolves.”

McManaman’s words were echoed by William Kvist who thought the Forest game was a turning point for the side.

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“We know that we need to improve and I think we saw that against Forest and we are glad to see that reaction,” he said.

“Hopefully it is a turning point. We need more of those performances and then the points will be coming.”