Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez admits it's been a tough season.
Martinez, preparing his side for the visit of Newcastle on Sunday, believes this year's relegation fight is the toughest he has experienced.
"The teams in the bottom three I don't think are going to stay there: there will be other teams involved and it will go down to the final day once more," said the Latics boss, whose side dropped into the relegation zone because of their FA Cup involvement last weekend.
"Year after year that fight becomes harder because teams are more prepared and stronger to cope with the demands in that final push.
"I do see it as the strongest fight out of the last four I've been involved."