Steve Bruce was not feeling too well before yesterday’s game with Newcastle United, but after the game we’re sure he felt much better after Wigan’s fighting performance.
Steve Bruce – feeling poorly after Xmas – but feeling a lot better now
Since local Geordie lad Steve Bruce took over at Wigan Athletic he has turned the club around in a short six games. Steve signed on for Wigan for the second time as manager on 18th November, and his first game in charge was a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal. But since then, in the five games Wigan have played they have won 2, drawn 2 and lost one to get 8 points from 5 games, which is a good return for Wigan.
Wigan had only 8 points when Steve took over, so he has already doubled their number of points in 6 games, and Wigan are now out of the drop zone in 4th bottom place. Steve said after the game yesterday with his home-town team Newcastle United:
â€œIâ€™ve been poorly in the night. Iâ€™ve been repeatedly sick for 24 hours and burst a blood vessel in my eye. Iâ€™ll scare the kids, and no, I havenâ€™t even had a drink! But this has cheered me up.â€â€œ The players look as if theyâ€™ve the stomach for the fight, and if they keep playing like that, then I hope that we can stay out of the bottom three.â€
â€œ A month ago we were marooned with Derby, but now weâ€™ve won a couple of games back to back at home and given ourselves an outstanding chance of survival.â€
Steve has the team fighting for every ball, and that was evident in yesterdayâ€™s game, where the will to win was much more evident in the Wigan team than with the Newcastle players. It was a good win for the Latics, but a terrible defeat for the Magpies. Just how the Tyneside players react to this will be seen shortly in our next game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and that will not be easy.