McCarthy eyes Sunderland win
Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy says that he and his team-mates need to forget their result against Blackburn Rovers.
Last Updated: 21/11/11 4:16pm
Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy says that he and his team-mates need to forget their result against Blackburn Rovers and look forward to winning against Sunderland next weekend.
The Latics conceded an injury-time equaliser to Blackburn at the DW Stadium on Saturday to settle for a 3-3 draw and remain at the foot of the Premier League table with six points from 12 matches.
Blackburn are a point and a place above them while Sunderland are 15th on 11 points, and McCarthy wants his side to focus on winning against the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
"I thought we were a different class on Saturday so it is frustrating," said the 21-year-old on the club's official website. "There are a lot of games to go and although we are down we have to pick ourselves up to go to Sunderland.
"We have a massive away game; to be honest every game from now to the end of the season is massive.
"We will go to Sunderland and give it our best shot. They will be fighting to get higher up the league as well."
Against Blackburn manager Roberto Martinez made five changes and McCarthy, who played the whole game, has defended the Spaniard.
"It is a squad game and the gaffer makes changes and you have to take it on the chin and hopefully, when you get a chance, try to stay in the team," he said.