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In the early stages of this season, we were free scoring but our defence was extremely leaky.

We were the reverse of the old cliché: ‘you score three goals we’ll score four’; the last minute 4-3 loss away at Nottingham Forest was a prime example of that.

However, fast forward to the present day and we’re in a completely opposite predicament than we were back then.

We’ve improved defensively, conceding just two goals in four games whilst keeping clean sheets in two of those matches.

But because we’ve concentrated on improving our defence so much, it seems like we’ve almost forgotten how to score goals.

The bottom line is that Wigan Athletic are unbeaten in four games.

Having said that, our recent inability to find the back of the net has prevented us from winning, climbing the table and getting away from the danger of the relegation zone.

I can understand the frustrations vented by some of our fans with the lack of victories, because when teams around us have played each other some of them have capitalised.

For example, we drew 0-0 at home to Burton Albion last Saturday (which we easily could have won), whereas Blackburn Rovers defeated Forest 2-1 at Ewood Park on Tuesday night.

BUT, I can see why our unbeaten run can be taken positively by Gary Caldwell and the players, even if the majority of it is made up of draws.

Consistency is key in this league and, after a tough start to life back in the Championship, I feel as though we’re finally getting to grips to the task that’s ahead of us.

I have no doubt that Latics’ challenge this campaign is to avoid relegation, but I also have no doubt that our squad has enough quality to create chances, score goals and, ultimately, start turning single point into a few much needed three points.

Keep the faith!

Twitter: @kieranmaksports

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