Emmerson Boyce calls for positive results

Wigan manager Roberto MartinezWigan defender Emmerson Boyce has admitted that his side need to start picking up positive results soon if his side are to avoid another relegation scrap this season.

The DW Stadium side were beaten 2-1 by Swansea on Saturday, which leaves the Latics in 16th place after only one win so far this season.

Boyce, who scored in the defeat, feels his team need to start to pick up victories.

“We had to go 2-0 down before we started playing and already there’s been too many times this season we have done that,” The Daily Mail quote Boyce as saying.

“We are only playing when we are forced to like at the end of last season and we have to change that.

“When we were 2-0 down we started playing and we got a goal back and we were a much better team. At this level it’s ourselves we have to blame – give a team a two-goal lead and it’s always going to be hard to pull it back.

“We have to start playing on the front foot. Next week it’s West Ham at home, they had a really good result against Southampton (a 4-1 win on Saturday) and we have to take it to them.

“We can’t be in a position like we were at the end of last season and all the other seasons.

“We simply need to win our home games and that starts with West Ham. It’s up to us to kick-start our season,” he concluded.