Watson reveals Latics drop fears

BY foxsports • February 4, 2011

With 13 matches left, Latics are 19th and just two points ahead of bottom club Wolves, who have a game in hand. It is a perilous situation and Watson admits a drastic upturn in form is required. They have won just four matches this season - a figure the midfielder thinks they must more than double between now and May. He told the Wigan Evening Post: "We know we need to start winning games if we are to get out of trouble. There are only 13 games left, and we probably need five or six wins from somewhere. It'll be a tall order but that's got to be the aim. "Every game from now on is going to be like a cup final, but it's a challenge we'll relish. It won't be easy but we'll take it one game at a time and we'll give it our best shot." Blackburn are first up at the DW Stadium on Saturday and with heavy hitters Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool following them in the league programme, it already has the look of a must-win fixture. Wigan drew 2-2 with West Brom in midweek, and although Marc-Antoine Fortune's late equaliser was hard to take, Watson has taken heart from the performance. "Blackburn have looked good in the last few weeks, but if we can continue playing like we did at West Brom we shouldn't have any problems," he added. "We had chances to kill the game off at 2-1, we failed to do so, and we got punished. The frustrating thing is we looked so comfortable after coming back (from behind) and we should have killed the game off. "We're disappointed with the way he failed to keep the ball in that second half - we didn't make life easy for ourselves. But a point's a point at the end of the day and it's another one on the board." Watson also explained his muted celebration after scoring his third of the season against Albion with a free-kick. He enjoyed a brief loan spell at The Hawthorns last year and wanted to show his appreciation. "I was delighted to get on the scoresheet again - I just aimed for the far post and I was delighted to see it go in," he added. "My celebration was limited, though, because I had a good time at West Brom. "The fans were good to me, and I wanted to show them a bit of respect."


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