Former Wigan star Paul Scharner admits he fears for his old club's safety after denting their survival hopes on Saturday.
Scharner came back to haunt his old club with an equaliser for West Brom in Saturday's 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium.
Wigan are firmly rooted in the drop zone with only goal difference keeping them off the bottom of the table.
Scharner admits Wigan's problems in scoring goals and keeping clean sheets is leading to their own downfall.
"They can't score and they always concede," said Scharner. "I remember when I played here, Wigan never scored a hell of amount of goals and that's the main problem."
Scharner concedes Wigan's chances of winning promotion again if they did go down would depend on Dave Whelan bankrolling another attempt to get back in the Premier League.
"I would be a bit worried if Wigan left the Premier League," added Scharner. "If they go down, whether they ever came back depends on Dave Whelan.
"He would have to put in a lot more money for them to have a chance."