Watson targets Trotters scalp

Latics are looking to avoid their sixth straight defeat in all

competitions and move out of the Premier League’s relegation zone.

Bolton’s league form is even worse as the Trotters have failed to

pick up any points since their opening day win at Queens Park

Rangers. Even at this stage of the season, the local derby between

the two clubs could be one of the most significant for years. Only

seven and a half miles separate the rivals and Watson, who has not

missed a game this term, believes his side can respond from the 2-0

defeat at Aston Villa last time out. He told Wigan Today: “I

thought we controlled the Villa game at times, but they scored more

goals than we did at the end of the day. “But we’ve got to move on

now and try to take the positives into the Bolton game this

weekend. “Maybe the international break gives us a bit of time to

reflect on the last few weeks, and recharge our batteries for the

next block of fixtures. “It’s a massive, massive game and we need

to get a win under our belts. “That’s five defeats on the spin now

and we need to try to sort that out.”