Wigan Athletic are fighting for survival in the English Premier League season and their manager Steve Bruce is busying setting targets for the Lactics to achieve in order to avoid the dreaded drop into the Championship. The former Birmingham City manager wants his boys to gather 13 more points before the end of the season so that their total points tally for the season would come to 36.
Bruce believes that 36 points would be enough to see Wigan escape the drop and says:
With the teams involved, maybe 36 [points might be enough to avoid relegation this season]. The good thing for us is that we’ve got ourselves into the pack and at one stage I didn’t think that would be possible. But thankfully the lads have rallied around a bit and we’ve given ourselves a chance. 36 might be enough because the teams have all got to play each other as well. There are eight teams in there and when you’ve all got to play one another that restricts the number of points you can get.
Can Wigan get to that elusive 36-point mark? Hm…..