Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Latics Can Still Beat Drop, Says McCarthy

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Latics Can Still Beat Drop, Says McCarthy

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WIGAN midfielder James McCarthy remains confident his side will avoid relegation from the Premier League despite a five-point gap to safety.

Aston Villa's win at home to Sunderland on Monday means Wigan cannot climb out of the bottom three even with a win away to West Brom tomorrow.

After next Tuesday's home game with Swansea they also face an FA Cup final against City at Wembley, just three days before a daunting away game at Arsenal, but the final fixture of the season at home to Villa could still prove vital.

"We are really looking forward to the game (against West Brom) and there is a good mood in the camp at the moment," said McCarthy.

"We want to get out on the pitch straight away because we are playing well at the moment and the more we play the better our results will be.

Concentrating "It is still in our hands and the main thing is concentrating on winning every game we've got left. Saturday is one of two cup finals before the FA Cup final and we'll be going to The Hawthorns looking for only a victory. …

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