Five-point gap can be bridged – Fortune

Kim Bo-kyung and Marc-Antoine Fortune
Kim Bo-kyung and Marc-Antoine Fortune

MARC-ANTOINE Fortune is adamant the five-point gap between Wigan Athletic and safety is one that can be breached between now and the end of the season.

Latics are currently taking stock during the international break, ahead of the seven games that will decide their fate.

We have shown in the last four or five weeks that we are a good team

Marc-Antoine Fortune

And Fortune believes, with a few tweaks at both ends of the field, they’re capable of putting a run together to retain their Championship status.

“We have shown in the last four or five weeks that we are a good team,” he told the Evening Post.

“We have dominated most of the games, but we have been conceding goals and we have been either drawing or losing some games.

“If we can keep going and score the first goal, I think we’ll be okay.”

Fortune and Latics’ frustration was underlined at the weekend when the 33-year-old looked a certain scorer in the first half against Bolton, only to see Trotters goalkeeper Ben Amos pull off a staggering save at closer range.

“Our problem this year has been when we haven’t managed to score first, it’s been difficult for us,” recognised the 33-year-old.