Malky Mackay: Wigan will give everything in relegation fight

Malky Mackay
Malky Mackay managed Watford and Cardiff City before Wigan

Wigan manager Malky Mackay has said his players will fight until the end of the season to avoid relegation from the Championship.

The Latics are five points from safety with seven games left to play.

Martyn Waghorn's late equaliser secured a point in Saturday's draw against Bolton, but Wigan remain in trouble.

"I've got a group that are absolutely going at it and will until the last minute, to the last day, down at Brentford," Mackay said.

"That's how we'll play until the end of the season - I can guarantee that to the fans," he continued to BBC Radio Manchester.

Former Cardiff boss Mackay joined Wigan in November after Uwe Rosler was sacked, but the Latics' form has not improved and they have failed to get out of the relegation zone during his tenure.

Latics' lowly form
Wigan have been in the Championship relegation places since 10 November.
Malky Mackay has won six of 22 Championship games in charge.

After bringing in a number of players in a bid to improve their fortunes, the Scot feels his team is beginning to gel.

"I've got a group that doesn't have any baggage - they have come here through free transfers and loans and they are looking like a proper team right now."

"They don't have any fear - playing with everything they've got," he added.

Wigan face play-off contenders Middlesbrough and Derby after the international break, before crucial games against Fulham, Millwall and Brighton in April.

"We will re-focus and get ready for these last seven games - we'll be going at it strong right until the last day," Mackay said.