Last Saturday didn’t go the way that we all wanted, or expected, but the goalless draw against a stubborn, but ineffectual Cardiff City really did sum up our season.
We weren’t troubled in the slightest by an attack that appeared to be on the beach, but huff and puff as we may, even throwing Big Dan Burn up front, we couldn’t create one clear cut chance in 90 minutes, making this the 21st game this season where we have failed to score.
A must win game with just one shot on target speaks volumes, we are going down due to a lack of quality in the final third.
Granted we have been unlucky with injuries, both Grigg and Bogle missing for large chunks, Powell sidelined for much of the season too, but the lack of goals, in my opinion, hasn’t been down to poor strikers but lack of creativity from those in the team that should be producing the chances for our finishers to finish.
Whoever comes in to take over the team at the end of this season will have a job on their hands to shake some shoulders and rattle a few heads to get us firing again. We need some positivity in our build up play, we need pace moving forward and we need to be aggressive high up the pitch.
Those ingredients have been missing all season and the stat of Championship lowest scorers reflects this.
Those making the trip down to Reading on Saturday tell me of a planned relegation party, they intend to enjoy the day no matter what and I say ”good on them”, we could actually beat Reading and still see our fate confirmed if Birmingham get a point or Blackburn a win so why not enjoy a day out in the Berkshire sunshine.
Up the tics!
Check out the latest PWU Podcast – Hanging On
This week we are joined in the studio by Wigan Evening Post Latics correspondent Paul Kendrick.
Yes we do fire questions at Paul, best press box food, that tweet – ha ha ha I still can’t stop laughing, the seasons woes, asking difficult questions and the $1m one, who is the new Latics manager?
We take a look back at the Cardiff game, it summed the season up in 90 minutes.
Youth players new contracts and releases.
There is a ‘Legends’ game to look forward to, oh and a trip to Reading on Saturday, party anyone?
The podcast can be listened to by clicking the embedded player below or downloaded to listen at you leisure by visiting www.buzzsprout.com