Date: 20th February 2009 at 2:49pm
Written by:


Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce has a poor record against Middlesbrough but realises if the Latics are to chase their European dream then these are the games they need to win.

Boro have struggled for most of this season and find themselves next to bottom of the league though there is no doubting that they do have talent in their side it appears that manager Gareth Southgate cant get the best out his players

Even so as the 0-1 loss to Boro at the JJB earlier this season proves they are not to be taken lightly despite the lowly position that they are in and Bruce is ever cautious, he told reporters:

‘It’s a huge one and I have a bad record on Teesside,’

‘I don’t think I’ve taken a point there as a manager and never played well.

‘I hope this is our year. If we can go and beat Middlesbrough it will be terrific.’


When asked about the chances of European qualification Bruce said that it would be some achievement for the Latics to gain that European spot and with the season heading into the final 3rd it is still on, Bruce continued:

‘It would be a fantastic achievement for the club, we have 13 games to go – who knows?

‘Without doubt it would be my (my biggest achievement) by a long way to take this club that far.’


It would be fantastic Brucie if we made it no doubt about that

Latics Speyk Podcast 3 – The Boro Preview is now available for download featuring an interview with Emad Mahmoud, editor of AmrZaky.com and personal friend of Amr Zaki

If you subscribe to itunes you can download the Latics Speyk podcasts to listen to whenever you want, its easy, just load up your itunes then click the itunes store button on the left side of the screen?then click on podcast, type Wigan Athletic into the search and low and behold there we are, Latics Speyk, why not subscribe, its free and you will get notified as soon as each new episode is broadcast.

You can listen to the current episode of the podcast now by clicking on the player here:








[br]Powered by Podbean.com




Vital Latics – Bringing you the Latics Speyk podcast


Just a quick note to let you know Vital Wigan have been nominated for two FFC Award`s, Best Editor 2009 and Best Writer 2009, if you would like to vote please do so by clicking the banner below and then clicking on the options Best Editor, then Best Writer, thank you for the nomination and thanks for the vote.

Football Pools Banner



It’s easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved