Midweek Sport - - SPORTS - By GRA­HAM CHASE

SHAUN MALONEY is des­per­ate to get in­volved in Wi­gan’s rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle af­ter strug­gling to make an im­pact at the DW Sta­dium.

The Scot­tish winger, 29, was snapped up in a £1mil­lion deal from Celtic just be­fore last Au­gust’s trans­fer dead­line day.

But Maloney has not made a sin­gle Premier League start for the Lat­ics and has man­aged just three sub­sti­tute out­ings.

He is ea­ger to make his mark in yet an­other Wi­gan scram­ble to avoid the drop.

Roberto Martinez’s side landed a sig­nif­i­cant blow in their sur­vival fight with a 2-1 win at Bolton at the week­end.

And Maloney (above) said: “We played as well as I’ve seen us play for a good few months.

“If we work as hard as that in the ma­jor­ity of the games to the end of the sea­son, then we’ll give our­selves a great chance of stay­ing up.

“But if we don’t, then we’ll strug­gle to win.”

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