Aylesbury football star Emmerson Boyce is hoping his Wigan side’s disappointing defeat at Doncaster can act as a huge ‘kick up the backside’ for their Championship chances.
The Latics surrendered their eight-match unbeaten record at the Keepmoat on Saturday, the visitors being off the pace for the majority and well beaten.
It was the club’s poorest performance since Uwe Rosler took charge at the beginning of December.
But former Quarrendon School pupil and Elmhurst boy Boyce is hoping that it can act as a positive in the long-term.
“Doncaster was one of those games where we never really got going,” Boyce said.
“A lot of people may disagree with me here, but I believe it may turn out to be a good thing for us to have a little setback.
“We’ve played a lot of the top teams in recent weeks – like Derby, Reading and Burnley – and we’ve done really well. Maybe we took our eyes off the ball at Doncaster, and hopefully it will act as a kick up the backside for us and get us back on track.
“It’s up to the players now to pick ourselves up now and go again, and hopefully there are good times ahead of us.”