Date: 9th February 2009 at 10:51am
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Wigan Athletic manager Steve Bruce hasn`t discounted the clubs chances of qualifying for a spot in the new Uefa Europa League which will start next season even though some members of the upper echelons of the Latics don`t fancy the idea.

Getting a point from Saturdays game against Fulham coupled with West Hams defeat at home to Manchester United leaves the Latics still in touching distance with Everton and the possibility of European qualification.

When asked about where the season is going Steve Bruce said the first priority is the 40 point safety mark, Latics are now on 34 so that is achievable, then he turned his attention the possibility of the unthinkable in some peoples minds, Europe.

Bruce told the media on Saturday:

“Forty points is usually enough to stay up, but I still want to see if we can bed the team in quickly and, if we can, who knows?

“We have some big games coming up, which are winnable, and we have a really good record at home. We played poorly against Fulham and still got a point, so you never know.”


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