You can count Don me, boss

Wigan midfielder Don Cowie
Wigan midfielder Don Cowie

DON Cowie says he’ll go in whatever position necessary to help his manager.

DON Cowie says he’ll go in whatever position necessary to help his manager.

The midfielder is usually more accustomed to a central role but against Wolves he was used out on the right.

It’s a position the Scot has played in before and one he’d be willing to take his hand to again should Uwe Rosler ask him to.

Cowie believes versatility is key and could help him gain more game time at the DW Stadium.

“I probably prefer playing more central but if I need to go out on the right or left I’ll get my head down and do my job,” he told the Evening Post.

“I played there quite a lot for Watford and Cardiff so it wasn’t new to me.

“It was something the manager thought about doing, they were quite attacking down the left side with Sako and Golbourne so it was just to try and stifle them a bit and protect James Perch a bit.

“I didn’t see as much of the ball as I’d like but you do a bit for the team and that’s what it’s all about.

“You’ve got to be versatile and if it helps you get in the team then it’s even better.”

Cowie admits he’s surprised and disappointed with Wigan’s poor start to the campaign.

They have a great chance to put things on the right track with back-to-back home games against Brentford (next Saturday) before Millwall on the Tuesday.

And the 31-year-old midfielder says you just have to take one look at the squad to realise that there is plenty of potential for things to get better quickly.

“It’s a difficult league,” he said.

“You can go through spells when it’s not quite clicking but you have to stick together and be strong as a squad.

“You’ve got to get through those hard times and that’s what we’re doing right now.

“I’ve got every confidence that we have a very good squad, we all get on really well and it’s a great dressing room to be in.

“It will just take one result to click into gear and if we do that I’m confident we can get up that league.

“It won’t be easy, every game is tough. You just need to look at the league, it’s so crammed a the top.

“There are a lot of draws going on because there are no easy games. We need to try and find our form and try and find it quickly.”

Tickets are on sale for this Saturday’s game against Brentford, costing just £15 for adults and £10 for concessions.