Baines: Latics can beat drop

Baines left Wigan for Goodison Park in a £6million deal in the

summer of 2007 and is now regarded as one of the finest left-backs

in the Premier League. He stepped up to slot home from the penalty

spot 12 minutes from time at the DW Stadium on Saturday after Hugo

Rodallega had handled in the box. That strike cancelled out Charles

N’Zogbia’s opener for the hosts, with Roberto Martinez’s men

remaining in the bottom three on goal difference with three games

of the season remaining. Baines said: “What it meant to score

wasn’t in my mind – but about five seconds later it dawned on me.

“You just have to step up and do your job. My loyalties lie with

Everton, nobody else. “Wigan still mean a lot to me because of what

they did for me as a young lad coming through. I am very grateful

for that. “I hope the penalty won’t end up carrying too much weight

and they will be fine. They showed they have enough about them.”