Wigan Athletic 'keeping' the belief, says David Marshall

David MarshallDavid Marshall
David Marshall
David Marshall says Wigan Athletic’s players have rediscovered their belief in the second half of the campaign that fills them with real hope for the run-in.

Latics endured a frustrating first half to the season which saw them rock bottom of the Championship in January.

But a remarkable turnaround in fortunes has seen them become the form side since the turn of the year.

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“We did go through a bad run during the middle of the season where we didn’t win in a long time,” said Marshall, who’s kept eight clean sheets in the last nine games. “There were some games there where we couldn’t believe we didn’t get points out of.

“So in some ways we believed this sort of form was something that was coming. Obviously you’re never sure, but to put this run together has been great – and we had to, because of where we are in the table.

“The clean sheets have been and the boys have been really good. There’s not getting away from the fact that it’s been tough.

“We were probably one of the teams that didn’t want the season to finish when it did because we were flying. But thankfully we’ve been able to bounce back from where we left off.”

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Last weekend’s defeat at Brentford is the only blemish in the last 11 matches, and they’d already be safe but for a looming 12-point deduction for the club being placed into administration.

Kieffer Moore grabbed the winner in midweek against QPR, and the Wales star will be a key man on his return to Barnsley.

“Big Kieffer has been great, he’s looked really sharp recently,” added Marshall. “Jamal [Lowe] has come into form as well, and there’s definitely goals in the team at the moment.”