No chances being taken against bottom of the league Wigan

"They have nothing to lose going into games so have real confidence and courage."

Friday, 5th March 2021, 12:53 pm
Updated Friday, 5th March 2021, 12:54 pm
Cameron Jerome against Wigan Athletic earlier this season

Wigan's turmoil off the pitch should not detract from their threats on it, despite sitting bottom of the table ahead of MK Dons trip north on Saturday.

After falling into administration last season, which saw them relegated from the Championship, Wigan's struggles to find a new owner have continued into their League One campaign too.

Sitting bottom of the pile, Wigan are staring back-to-back relegations in the face. But despite winning just twice and losing eight of their last 10 games, Russell Martin warns Dons' trip to the DW Stadium on Saturday will not be a walk in the park.

"I think off the field isn’t helping anyone," he siad. "The manager has done a great job in my opinion because they play some great football. They were excellent against Lincoln (when the sides met earlier in February). They’re fighting and scrapping while playing some good stuff.

"They have nothing to lose going into games so have real confidence and courage."

Dons' only win over Wigan came earlier this season when goals from Scott Fraser and Ste Walker fired them to a comfortable 2-0 win at Stadium MK.

Martin added: "It was a good performance with real control and dominance. They’ve some great players, we had to work hard to create dominance and that’ll ve the same again. It won’t be easy. The great thing about this group is they’re really confident in everything we do."