Roberto Martinez: Fans And Consistency Will Get Wigan The 41 Points Needed To Stay Up

DW Stadium boss knows the ingredients need to pull club out of relegation danger.

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez insists the fans and the team’s consistency will get the club 41 points and ensure Premier League survival.

The Latics are currently propping up the league on 31 points with six games remaining and are two points away from safety.

They face Blackpool this weekend in a relegation ‘six pointer’, knowing a win against Ian Holloway’s side would see Wigan rise above the Seasiders.

Martinez is confident 41 points will be enough to guarantee safety which puts the emphasis on his side keeping their form going in the final six games.

The Spaniard knows the power of his supporters will be important in keeping his team motivated.

“It is going to be very difficult to stay in the league with less than 41 points, depending on your goal difference and I just feel that’s the minimum number of points we are looking to try and get,” Martinez told Sky Sports.

“Being able to be consistent with the level we have showed in the last eight games.

“If we can produce that in the next six games we will be competing in every game and we will getting the points we need.

“It is huge not just the fans, but the football club as a whole and I think that is where we are fortunate and very privileged in that we have a stability and a long-term ambition,” added Martinez.

“It is important the fans being there supporting the players and it will give them that extra yard on the pitch.”

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