12th Man: Time to capitalise

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Even though Latics failed to pick up all three points in a disappointing result against Peterborough they still managed to make up ground on their promotion rivals and once again increased the gap from 2nd to 3rd.

 A point wasn’t what we wanted but after how the side had manfully battled for a point when down to ten men at Millwall a few days earlier a below par performance was probably to be expected.

Sam Morsy was a big miss before the game as a result of his one game suspension but worse was to come with injuries to Jussi Jaskellainen and Connor Mcaleny before half time. The loss of Jussi in particular was a big blow after how influential he had been in the previous few weeks.

To compound that having to bring off Jason Pearce at half time left us with little room to freshen things up in the second half. A point was probably a fair result in the end but it makes it all the more imperative that we get the win at Colchester on Saturday.

Especially now that Burton are showing signs of faltering. I’m not convinced that Burton will be able to last the pace at the top of the league, the question is can Latics keep up the pressure on Nigel Clough and his team and capitalise. Three points on Saturday would  certainly help.

Sean Livesey

First published in the Wigan Evening Post Friday 11th March 2015.