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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Wigan 'still believe'

Roberto Martinez insists Wigan are not about to lose belief in their battle to stay in the Premier League after coming from behind to earn a hard-fought point at Norwich.

After Wes Hoolahan had clipped in Simeon Jackson's cross to put the Canaries in front after 10 minutes, it could have been easy for the top flight's bottom club to fold.

However, the Latics grew into the match and netted a deserved equaliser through a well-taken finish by Victor Moses after 68 minutes, and had chances, notably through Hugo Rodallega, to snatch a much-needed win.

"The belief is always there. From the outside, the first team to go down is always Wigan. That has never affected us and you learn to live with that," said Martinez, whose side are just two points behind 17th-placed Bolton.

"We are bottom of the league, but we don't play like a team at the bottom of the league."

Martinez, though, accepts Wigan must make more of their chances.

"You have seen why we are in the position we are in because we cannot really show that little bit of composure or have that bit of luck in front of goal," he said.

"Clearly it was a good performance for us, but only one point to show, and that is what we have to rectify from now until the end."

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