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The Spanish boss has belief in his squad's ability to score and insists that it is only a matter of time before they improve and aid the league's bottom side's survival bid

Roberto Martinez has insisted that Wigan have the ability to score, despite a profligate season so far.

Martinez’s team have only managed to find the net 23 times in 26 Premier League games and suffered another shutout against Aston Villa in a 0-0 draw on Saturday.

Three points against Alex McLeish’s side would have taken the Latics out of the drop zone, but the stalemate left the club rock bottom of the Premier League table.

However, despite netting fewer times than any other this season, Martinez insists that team are just getting ready for a spell of goals.

“We have the ability to score,” Martinez told reporters. “It is a matter of getting that feel-good factor and confidence.

“It is true that you need that first goal. The moment we get one, it could be a real feast.

“It is tight at the bottom. Three points would have been very important because we would have been out of the bottom three.

“But we are in a relegation scrap and that is going to be the case until the last day of the season. We are prepared for that.

“Even if we win two games on the trot, our destiny is to fight until the end."

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