Macca aims to rock Blackpool

Callum McManaman celebrates his goal against Reading with Jordi Gomez and Martyn Waghorn
Callum McManaman celebrates his goal against Reading with Jordi Gomez and Martyn Waghorn
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CALLUM McManaman wants Latics to bring down the curtain on another home campaign in style against Blackpool tomorrow.

McManaman, 23 today, is anxious to reward the Wigan fans for their support during an eventful season at the DW.

And he also wants Latics to secure their play-off spot as quickly as possible to avoid any last-minute nerves.

“We fancy our chances at home, we just need to get at them,” McManaman told the Evening Post.

“Our home form has been great all season and I don’t see any reason why we can’t finish in style.

“We just want to sign off the home season well for the fans and give us confidence heading into the play-offs.

“It’s important we get it sorted as quickly as possible. We don’t want it going into the last two games.”

McManaman, who spent time on loan at Blackpool two seasons ago, believes if he and Latics scale the heights they did against Reading on Good Friday, it will be job done.

“I thought the Reading game was probably our best team performance of the season,” he recognised.

“And I thought it was one of my best games for a while.

“I’ve started getting a few 90 minutes under my belt, I’ve got a little run going, and it’s given me lots of confidence. I think that’s all I’ve needed to be honest – someone to believe in me.”

McManaman’s sparkling form is reminiscent of last term, when he ended the campaign with a bang including a man-of-the-match display in the FA Cup final triumph over Manchester City.

“This time of year, it’s what I do!” he laughed.