Kal Naismith admits the successful finish to Wigan Athletic’s campaign was made even more memorable by the hardships that had come before.
In the end, Latics finished a whopping TWELVE points clear of the drop zone.
But having temporarily dropped into the bottom three over Easter, it was much close than that – as Naismith is the first to acknowledge.
“When you look back, there’s obviously been some low points, but on the whole it was a success,” he told the Wigan Post.
“It doesn’t feel like it at the time, but having gone through those lows make you enjoy the highs – like we had at the end of the season – even sweeter.
“The sticky patches we did have just allowed to show how much character and togetherness there was in the dressing room.
“We knew a lot of people were writing us off heading into Easter, maybe not seeing where the points were coming from.
“But within the dressing room we knew there was a good group here, we stuck to our beliefs and we got there in the end.”