Al-Habsi curses Wigan's bad luck

The Omani goalkeeper believes the Latics, who are without a win in six Premier League games, have not played as poorly this season as their results suggest
Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi believes the Latics have not had the rub of the green this season, as they remain without a league win in their last six outings.

Roberto Martinez's side retained their top-flight status last year by putting together a miraculous run of form towards the end of the campaign, but have failed to maintain that momentum this time around.

And the 30-year-old was once again left cursing his side's luck after their most recent defeat - a 2-1 loss at the hands of Swansea.

“We had a few players away but I don’t think the loss was down to the international break,” he told the Evening Post.

“I thought that we started quite well, we felt we were in control of the first half and they didn’t get into our box much.

“They scored two goals out of nowhere and we were up against it. We responded as a team and were unlucky not to get anything out of it.”

Wigan visit Upton Park on Saturday having beaten West Ham 4-1 in the League Cup there earlier this season.