Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Latics Look to Get Fired Up by Fan Power

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Latics Look to Get Fired Up by Fan Power

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WIGAN boss Roberto Martinez expects his players to take inspiration from the fans as they fight to beat relegation once again.

Supporters are planning to congregate en masse in the DW Stadium car park today to cheer the team as they arrive for their game against Liverpool.

They tried something similar before a game against West Brom last March as Wigan lay bottom of the table.

The Latics played out a 1-1 draw with the Baggies that day, but what followed was a remarkable upturn in form.

Martinez's men won seven of their last nine games - a run which started with victory over Liverpool and included further wins against Manchester United and Arsenal - to beat the drop.

Martinez is planning to arrive at the ground half an hour earlier to make sure his players fully appreciate the fans' efforts this time.

The Spaniard said: "This initiative was a turning point last season and I do hope this can change around the results we have had at home so far. …

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