Martinez urges final push
Roberto Martinez has called on his Wigan players to maintain their good form in the final two games of the season and secure survival.
Last Updated: 04/05/12 12:11pm
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has called on his players to maintain their good form in the final two games of the season and secure Premier League survival.
The Lactics have enjoyed a remarkable run of results in recent weeks to lift themselves out of the relegation zone.
They have won five of their last seven matches, including famous victories over Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, to rise up to 16th place, three points clear of the drop zone.
They travel to Ewood Park on Monday knowing a victory over fellow relegation strugglers Blackburn would secure their place in the top flight for next season.
Martinez admits he is delighted with his side's recent form but is refusing to dwell on the recent past, calling instead on his players to remain focused on securing safety in their remaining two games.
"I do get satisfaction just seeing the players enjoying their football and seeing them showing a collective unity on the pitch," the 38-year-old told Sky Sports News.
"That's down to their hard work and application in training, that's a real feeling of satisfaction.
"We have been growing as a team, developing very strong partnerships and strong competition in the squad and that's what allows you to be competitive on match days.
"But I don't really like to speak too much about the games in the past, we've been really looking forward to the next game and making sure we carry with this level until the end."