Martinez insists Wigan not panicking over relegation battle

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez says everyone at the club are calm about their relegation battle.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez says everyone at the club are calm about their relegation battle.

They could well travel to QPR for next weekend's crunch clash out of the bottom three before a cup semi-final against Millwall at Wembley, for which they will be favourites.

Martinez said: "I know from the outside the table always is the exciting thing but for us it's the points tally. Thirty points is not enough to stay in this league unfortunately.

"We've got eight games left. It's a very good moment in terms of the performances that we're putting together now. The competition for places is the highest that we've had in the last four years.

"We're playing Queen's Park Rangers next week and, as you can imagine, every game left now is a significant one. And then we've got the nice distraction of playing at Wembley.

"It's a very important time for the football club, an important time for the fans but, when you see a team that shows that character, it's a proud day for the club."

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