Wigan Athletic chief 'sick of hearing nice things from opposition'
Leam Richardson insists Wigan Athletic are in with a big chance of staying in League One – and the stats back up his claims.
Latics have seven matches to make up the two-point buffer between them and safety.
And although the last five matches have only returned two points and two goals, Richardson is adamant things will turn.
“If you go back over the whole season, we’ve lost so many games by the odd goal,” the Latics boss said.
“And of those games, you’d find in most of them, on the balance of play, we could easily have won by the odd goal ourselves.
“The analysts tell me we’re creating the second or third best quality of chances in the whole of the division, over the last six to eight games.
“We’re also second bottom in terms of the quality of chances being created against us, so on the balance of play as a team, we’re actually doing a lot right.
“The hardest thing in football is putting the ball in the back of the net, and we’re just lacking that at the moment.
"If we can just stay on the page, and keep working as hard as we are, fingers crossed it will turn.
“I keep being told by the opposition: ‘Apologies, you were the better side, you deserved to win the game’.
“I’m sick of hearing it, to be honest with you.
“You just want to make sure you have won the games, and making sure we do justice to the other areas where we are giving it everything.
"At the moment, we’re just falling short in one area, and it’s the one that’s costing us the most.”