Scharner issues rallying call
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Scharner has urged his team-mates to put midweek humiliation behind them.
Wigan midfielder Paul Scharner has urged his team-mates to put midweek Carling Cup humiliation behind them on Saturday against Watford.
The Austrian stopper believes that three points at The JJB Stadium on Saturday would help galvanise a season that has yet to really start for a Wigan side in transition.
In midweek Wigan crashed out of the Carling Cup against a Crewe outfit that currently resides in League One.
Scharner points to the fact three of Wigan's four Premiership games thus far have been away from home and he is confident that they can now embark on a solid run of results.
"What happened at Crewe is obviously disappointing, particularly after our achievements last season in reaching the final," said Scharner.
"But football is full of ups and downs, and as games come around fast, we now have a chance to quickly make amends, which we must do.
"We have to put the past behind us and focus on the future with a game against Watford we should win, especially as we are at home.
"It's important we take as many points as possible at home this season, particularly against teams such as Watford and Reading.
"Four points is okay, but then we have had a difficult start, with three of our games away. Taking a point has been disappointing.
"We played well at Newcastle and Portsmouth, but unfortunately we came away with nothing, while against Everton it wasn't the best game, but we at least managed a draw.
"Now we've finally another home game and if we take three points then that will be a big step forward for us."