Boyce turns attention to ‘unfinished business’

Emmerson Boyce at Wembley
Emmerson Boyce at Wembley

EMMERSON Boyce has challenged Wigan Athletic to return to Wembley next month and put right some “unfinished business”.

Latics lost their hold on the FA Cup in the most dramatic of circumstances at the weekend, coming within a penalty shoot-out of a second final in a row.

As it is, Arsenal advance to next month’s final, with Latics now left to focus all of their attention on winning promotion back to the Premier League.

With automatic promotion out of reach, Latics have to consolidate their play-off position with just five matches remaining.

And their captain admits regaining their top-flight status via the play-offs would be the perfect response to the most agonising of cup defeats.

“As holders we were determined to defend the cup as well as we could and stay in the competition for as long as we could,” Boyce told the Evening Post.

“For a Championship side, with all the games we’ve had to play, to get to the semi-finals, we should all be very proud - from the players, to the management, to the fans.

“Taking Arsenal to penalties is no mean feat, and the lads should be very proud of what they’ve achieved.

“We more than held our own against a tough team and we nearly came away with the win.

“We’ve got some unfinished business here at Wembley - and we need to make sure we’re back for the play-off final to finish it off.”