Date: 12th December 2008 at 11:29am
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Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce spoke to the press in the build up to Saturdays game against Blackburn Rovers at the JJB and reflected back to last seasons encounter which gave Bruce his first win as Latics manager, he told the press:

‘It was a tremendous game, and the match that turned Wigan’s season’

‘The game had everything, a fabulous contest. We led 3-0, then Blackburn clawed their way back to 3-3 before we took the game away from them.

‘A repeat performance would be nice, and I think it was the first time that Wigan had beaten Blackburn in the Premier League.

‘But Blackburn will prove very tough opposition, though, and we know what to expect from them because they are up against it.

‘They will come out fighting that’s for sure, and they’ll see it is a game when they can get back on track.

‘But there is a great belief building in our squad and I’m quietly confident that we’ll be okay. Make no mistake, Saturday’s a huge game for Wigan, and if we can win then that would give us a nine-point cushion over Blackburn, a huge boost as we approach the Christmas programme.’


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