Waghorn hoping for a change in fortunes

Martyn Waghorn
Martyn Waghorn

MARTYN Waghorn is keeping his fingers crossed that Wigan Athletic’s luck will turn in time for tomorrow’s trip to Blackpool.

Latics are hoping to bounce back from the 1-0 midweek defeat to Cardiff, in which Waghorn and James McClean saw goals incorrectly chalked off for offside.

It’s definitely not over. We’ve got to play the teams in and around us and there’s plenty of points to play for

Martyn Waghorn

“It’s one of things that seems to happen when you’re down there, and things are not going our way,” Waghorn told the Evening Post.

“I’m glad I got into that position and I’m glad I put it in the back of the net, and on another day it would have counted.

“I didn’t think I was offside at the time, it was so frustrating but it’s one of those things.”

Latics are nine points adrift of Championship safety with only 13 matches remaining ahead of the short trip to the coast.

The clash of the division’s bottom two – on a difficult playing surface at Bloomfield Road – is not expected to be a classic.

But Waghorn says Latics have got to do whatever it takes to get the win.

“It’s a big game and we’ve got to make sure we go there fully focused,” he added.

“We don’t want to put too much pressure on ourselves, but we believe in our own ability and that we can beat anyone in this league on our day.

“A scrappy 1-0 win will do us fine, and we’re going to need the fans on the day.

“It’s definitely not over. We’ve got to play the teams in and around us and there’s plenty of points to play for.”