The Latics have built up a reputation over the last number of season as being a side that come to life in the final weeks of the season when their backs are against the wall and they need to find points.
Last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham showed signs that the comeback is on once again for Roberto Martinez’s side after it took a late equaliser from Tottenham to salvage a point.
One man who has been quietly going about his business is Shaun Maloney, the Wigan midfielder who picked up an assist last weekend has collected five goals and seven assists this season and is currently sitting in 11th spot in the midfielders points standing.
Maloney’s standing in the points table puts him ahead of such names like David Silva, Aaron Lennon, Yaya Toure and Mikel Arteta which is not bad going considering Wigan’s current league position.
Wigan travel to the Hawthorns this weekend to take on West Brom in a game that they must win if they are to have any hope of beating the drop once again and given their record who would back against them pulling it off once again.
The Baggies will be without Marc-Antoine Fortune who was red carded against Southampton which doesn’t bode well for Steve Clarke’s side. The Baggies boss admitted that his decision to switch to a 4-3-3 last weekend against the Saints was down to the fact that he was light on midfielders and now that Fortune is suspended he is clearly going to struggle even more, unless of course we are to see the return of Peter Odemwingie to the starting line up.
Maloney is a cheap priced differential who is capable of producing attacking points and with Wigan facing into a double fixture week in round 37 he could do well over the Latics remaining four fixtures.
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