Kirkland worried by Wigan plight

BY foxsports • March 2, 2010

Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland says the club could be in "serious trouble" as time is running out for them to secure their Premier League status.

The Latics have not won in seven league matches and have recorded just two victories in their last 17 fixtures, stretching back to the end of October.

That run has left them just one point above the bottom three and as Wigan continue their third relegation battle in five seasons in the top-flight Kirkland knows what has to be done.

"I've been here a few years now along with some of the other lads and along with those who have come into the squad recently we all have to step up and be counted," he said. "We all have to pull together because time is running out and if we don't do something soon we could be in serious trouble."

Wigan's remaining 11 matches see them face five of the league's current top six - starting with the visit of Liverpool on Monday - and also five of the bottom eight clubs.

But with their last match of the season away at Chelsea the Latics cannot afford to allow their survival scrap to go to the final day.

Goals are a problem for Wigan at the moment, having drawn a blank in their last three games and scored just five in eight matches since the turn of the year.

"It's not quite happening at the minute and we have to make sure we get back on track and back to winning games," added Kirkland.

"That's football, that's life really; if you keep feeling sorry for yourself you'll continue to get beat.

"We have to pick ourselves up and get ready for a big game against Liverpool."

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