Em: Playing crap is fine – as long as we win!
EMMERSON BOYCE admits he would rather Wigan were playing badly and winning than the other way around.
But the Latics defender remains confident he can help his side escape relegation again.
Wigan are without a win since December 10, during which time they have picked up just four points from nine matches.
They are bottom of the table five points from safety and make the short trip to Bolton – just two places above them – on Saturday for a match Boyce accepts neither team can afford to lose.
“We need to start picking up the three points because we’re getting too far behind,” said the 32-year-old.
“We’re bottom of the league and, even though we’re playing well, we need to start getting results because I’d rather be playing badly and picking up the points to move us up the table.
“We’ve been through it many times in the last couple of years and we need to learn and not get cast adrift so quickly.
“The last couple of seasons we’ve pulled ourselves clear and we are confident we can still get results.
“If we play like we did in the 1-1 draw with Everton for the rest of the season, then I’m sure we’ll pick up the points we need.”
Midfielder James Mccarthy insists there’s no problem with confidence in the squad, despite having won just three matches all season.
“The mood in the camp is still great. We’re all battling to stay up and there are still 14 games to go,” he said.
“The gaffer instils confidence in us week in, week out in training – and that won’t change.”