Wigan Athletic boss Chris Hutchings is confident results will improve once their best players return from injury.
The former Bradford boss highlighted England striker Heskey as the biggest loss but poured cold water on hopes he could make his comeback from a broken metatarsal as early as next week.
"Emile is a the main one. We know that we've missed Hesk and every other manager in the country probably knows that," Hutchings said.
"But he's still two or three weeks away and we need to make sure he has no relapses. As much as we'd like to rush him back, we have to look after his health."