Wigan’s interim manager Graham Barrow was complimentary of Newcastle after the game, but he still thought Wigan could have won the game with some luck on their side.
Wigan didn’t look like a relegation side today and they have a wafer-thin chance to avoid the drop, although Burton had a great 1-0 win at Huddersfield today and moved up two places in the table and are 10 points ahead of the Latics.
Wigan now have to make up at least 8 points on Bristol City to stay up – it’s not looking too good.
Graham Barrow – Wigan interim manager
This is what Wigan manager Graham Barrow said after the game today:
“I’m disappointed with the result. At 1-1 I thought we were in with a chance.”
“They got the rub of the green on the second goal. But if we can play like that we have got a chance of staying up.”
“I do think Newcastle are destined to go up. The teams that are at the top have that little bit of quality that tells on the day.”
“That can unlock the door for them.”
“This is a fantastic place to play football. I know they were under a bit of pressure we hoped to turn the fans against them, but it wasn’t to be.”
“Newcastle brought players off the bench, had great pace in the side, but at 1-1 I thought we could win it.”
“We got in good situations and we have to try to perform like that against Ipswich and Rotherham next Saturday.”
“It’s just the result that has gone against us.”
We now need to beat Burton Albion on Wednesday night – we need all 3 points in that game to further improve our home record.