MAX Power admits Wigan Athletic have been their ‘own worst enemy’ at times this season as they’ve allowed precious points to slip through their grasp.
Latics moved up a place to fourth in the League One table at the weekend, despite being held 1-1 at rock-bottom Crewe.
The visitors had dominated the game from the off, and were good value for a 1-0 lead given them by Reece Wabara’s superb early strike.
However, as they pushed for a killer second goal, they were hit by a classic counter-attack by the hosts – who attacked in numbers after clearing a Wigan corner – and had to settle for a point.
Latics were undone in similar fashion in the 1-0 home reversal against fellow promotion-challengers Burton back in November.
And Power says they must learn from their mistakes to ensure it doesn’t stop them achieving their goals at the end of the season.
“You could see Crewe were sat back almost waiting to get beat,” he told the Evening Post.
“The major disappointment from our point of view is the goal we’ve conceded – right from our own corner.
“It’s happened far too many times this season now, and it’s something we need to eradicate quickly.
“Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy at times.
“If we can just tweak that, and get it right, we’ll be okay.”