Wigan Athletic Marc-Antoine Fortune refuses to give up the fight

Wigan Athletic Marc-Antoine Fortune

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Marc-Antoine Fortune is convinced Wigan Athletic can continue their recent revival and avoid a second relegation in three seasons.

The 2013 FA Cup winners remain five points adrift of safety with only seven Championship matches remaining but Fortune has been buoyed by the Latics’ recent form which has seen them take 10 points from their last six matches.

Malky Mackay’s side looked doomed when they were beaten at the DW Stadium by Cardiff City in February, but recent victories against Blackpool, Norwich City and Rotherham United have revived hopes that a great escape could still happen.

“We have shown in the last four or five weeks that we are a good team,” said former West Brom and Celtic striker Fortune.

“We have dominated most of the games, but we have been conceding goals and we have been either drawing or losing some games. If we can keep going and score the first goal, I think we’ll be okay.”

The 33-year-old moved to Wigan from West Brom in the summer of 2013 and has scored five goals in 64 Championship appearances for the club.

The Frenchman has only found the net twice this season – against Burton Albion in the Capital One Cup and at Wolves in the league.

After spells with Nancy, Lille and Utrecht, Fortune moved to Celtic for £3.8million in the summer of 2009 and was signed by West Brom 12 months later.

He was never a prolific scorer for the Baggies though, netting six goals in 62 league appearances, and was sent out on loan to Doncaster Rovers before joining Wigan.

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