Wigan ready for 'cup finals'
Latics manager Martinez wants more points to secure safety
Last Updated: April 19, 2012 12:12pm
Roberto Martinez: Is treating Wigan's last four games as cup finals in bid to secure Premier League survival
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is treating the club's remaining four matches of the season as cup finals in his attempt to secure Premier League survival.
The Latics have been in sparkling form of late, winning four out of their last five matches, including victories over Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.
That good run has not only lifted them off the foot of the table but five points clear of the bottom three in 16th place.
Martinez, though, is refusing to get carried away and has urged his players to keep on going in order to get the points they need from their remaining games to secure safety.
"We never looked at the table when we in a threatening position and we don't look at the table now," said the Spaniard on Sky Sports News HD.
"We know that we haven't got enough points, we always look at the points tally.
"We've got 12 points to fight for and we will have the same approach and we need to make sure we to go into every game with a real feeling that it is a cup final.
"That's the way we have been playing for a long time and that's the way we will approach the final four games."
Wigan travel south to Craven Cottage on Saturday to face a Fulham side riding high in 10th place.
The in-form Cottagers have taken seven points from their previous nine games and Martinez was full of praise for the performances of Martin Jol's men this season.
"They are a difficult team to play against," he added. "They've done really, really well and they use their home advantage in a great way.
"They are a top 10 team in this league and they are a real threat."