Wigan Athletic starlet James McCarthy knows this weekend's Premier League clash with Blackpool is a relegation six-pointer.
The Latics slipped to an unfortunate 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday with Blackpool losing 3-1 on home soil to Arsenal 24 hours later.
Wigan's defeat means they continue to sit bottom of the table, however, they are just two points adrift of Ian Holloway's Seasiders.
Despite their poor recent former McCarthy insists Roberto Martinez's squad are fully focused ahead of their crunch Bloomfield Road clash.
"You can't put into words how big this weekend's match against Blackpool is going to be, what a game that's going to be," he told Latics Player.
"Our preparation over the last few weeks has served us well and got us into a great frame of mind come game time and we know that come Saturday we'll be able to give Blackpool a real game.
"What we do need to find is that little bit of a cutting edge up front that at times we just lack.
"It showed at times against Chelsea and we need to get it back for the biggest game of the season."