Wigan midfielder Ben Watson admits this weekend's clash with Sunderland is another must-win game for the side.
The Latics boosted their survival hopes with an impressive 3-1 victory over Blackpool last weekend to climb out of the bottom three.
Watson is now hoping they can make it back-to-back wins at the Stadium of Light on Saturday as they look to capitalise on Sunderland's wretched run of form.
"This weekend is as big as the last. If we beat Sunderland we go one point behind them and as far as we're concerned it's another must-win game that we'll approach with confidence," Watson told the club's official website.
"They haven't had the results they're capable of recently but they're a dangerous side and if we continue our form it'll make for a very entertaining game.
"I also don't think we've been in a better position to record back-to-back wins before.
"Right now we're playing football better than we ever have done before as a group, and if we take that belief to the Stadium of Light it'll serve us very well."