LATICS face an anxious wait to secure their Championship play-off spot after slipping to a second defeat on the spin against Blackpool.
Looking for a reaction to the 2-0 reversal at Burnley on Easter Monday, Uwe Rosler saw his side lose by the same score to the Tangerines.
Wigan are now sixth in the table, although still with a game in hand, ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Birmingham - who are now in the bottom three after the weekend’s results.
It could have been all so different for Latics had they not squandered a golden opportunity to open the scoring on the half hour.
Shaun Maloney was tripped in the penalty area by Tony McMahon and referee Andy D’Urso pointed straight to the spot.
But Martyn Waghorn saw his penalty brilliantly saved by Matt Gilks, who dived full length to his left to tip the ball away.
Blackpool took the lead just before the hour mark when Isaiah Osbourne’s cross was headed powerfully home by Andy Keogh.
And Keogh turned provider 11 minutes later, when his cross was finished off well by Stephen Dobbie at the far post.
Latics lacked nothign in effort, but they lacked the quality on the day to get themselves back into the game.
And with Reading winning at struggling Doncaster, Latics are now sixth in the table needing three points from their final two matches - at Birmingham and Blackburn - to confirm a play-off berth.
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