DAN Sarginson admits he feels sorry for his old club as Wigan prepare to inflict further misery on winless London tonight.
Tony Rea’s Broncos have leaked an average of 48 points a match this season – and few expect their run of misery to end this evening.
Sarginson was one of a clutch of their better players who departed when their future was plunged into uncertainty late last season.
And as the 20-year-old prepares to cover the wing spot tonight, he admits he hopes his old club can dig themselves out of the mire before the season ends.
He said: “I have a load of mates down there and I check up on them regularly. It’s a tough time at the moment and there’s pressure on them to get that one win.
“They don’t have the strength in the squad they need. I look back and I feel sorry for the boys.
“I’ll try and convince them to get out of their contracts and come up here next year because it’s been the best move for me and I’ve learned so much. I want the same for them really. Hopefully they can turn it around.”
While London’s plight has drawn Sarginson’s sympathy, he will be doing everything he can to try and produce a polished Wigan display in front of their home fans tonight.
“We don’t ever look at these teams and think ‘well that’s two points in the bag’ or ‘we’re through to the next round’,” he said. “Sometimes they’re the hardest teams because we struggle a bit to get up for those games.
“Sometimes we have to concentrate during the week even harder to get up for those games so we get the job done and do it in a good fashion.”
Meanwhile, the three-quarter admits he will be in a win-win position tomorrow when he watches Latics take on Arsenal tomorrow.
“I’m an Arsenal fan but only an armchair fan,” he smiled.
“What Wigan did last year was great, so whatever the result, I can’t lose, really.”