McArthur - Play with no fear
Wigan Athletic midfielder James McArthur has urged his team-mates to play with no fear for the rest of the season.
Last Updated: 09/04/12 4:06pm
Wigan Athletic midfielder James McArthur has urged his team-mates to play with no fear for the rest of the season after their battling display against Chelsea.
Latics manager Roberto Martinez was incensed with the referee who he felt made a couple of huge blunders as they lost 2-1.
It is a result that leaves Wigan second bottom as they prepare to face Manchester United on Wednesday.
Wigan, however, were excellent in defeat and the Scotland international believes if they can maintain that level of performance they can beat the drop.
"I think that so long as we keep producing these performances, the points will come," McArthur told the Evening Post.
"We've been fantastic in the last seven or eight games, and were so unlucky at Stamford Bridge not to get another result.
"It was a tough afternoon, but I thought we played well once again. We've conceded two goals that appear to have been offside."
He added: "But we won't let it get to us - we didn't let their opener get to us and went on to get a deserved equaliser.
"The last goal was so disappointing having done so well, but we'll dust ourselves down and get ready for Manchester United.
"They're a fantastic side who are top of the table because they win games, but we'll be looking to impose ourselves on the game and we'll certainly not play with any fear."