Wigan boss Martinez confident players will put FA Cup final on backburner

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is confident his players won't allow an FA Cup final appearance to affect them as they battle against the drop.

Martinez is confident, as he has been since the progressed from the quarter-final, that another Wembley appearance next month will not be a distraction for his players.

"For us being involved in two competitions at this time of the season is exactly what we needed as a football club if we want to step up to the next level," he said.

"I think we showed a really natural way of switching on to the league.

"We have such an important game (against City) I don't think you are allowed to celebrate too much.

"Once we have the FA Cup final in front of us then we will be able to get into the cup mode again.

"It becomes a really exciting target to have at the end of the season but it was exactly the same position after the quarter-final.

"The only way to be part of it is how you are going to perform and contribute in between."

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