It’s been four goals in eight games for Marc-Antoine Fortune, a run of form he says has boosted his confidence.
Wigan Athletic’s 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday delighted the 32-year-old striker, as he explained just how important being clinical in the game in hand can be towards the team’s efforts for the rest of the season.
“I’m delighted to be scoring goals,” said Fortune.
“But the most important thing is we won on Tuesday and we can head into the game against Cardiff City with a lot of confidence.
“On Tuesday I think we all showed a very good side of our game, we wanted to win and in the second half we made sure that we finished the game off.
“All three strikers on the pitch either scored or were involved in a goal, we were so disappointed after the Huddersfield game because we created a lot of chances and couldn’t score.
“On Tuesday we showed that we can be more clinical and the partnerships going forwards really paid off.”
Touching on his contribution to the team after scoring the third goal on Tuesday night, Fortune added:
“I will try everything to keep scoring goals and contributing to the team, I’m really enjoying my football at the moment.
“When I’m on the pitch I am always thinking about the team, whether I’m scoring a goal or holding up the ball to bring my team mates into play.”
Looking ahead to Saturday’s FA Cup with Budweiser fifth round tie against Cardiff City, Fortune said Tuesday’s victory can be used as a reference point to secure another win.
“The win can really help us to start a good run of form and it must continue on Saturday.
“We can prepare for the Cardiff game and use Tuesday’s victory as a reference for all of the things we did correctly.
“We know already that we can be very strong at home, so it’s good to start performing away from home too and if we keep it up then who knows what might happen.
“Getting into the play-offs and winning promotion is the most important thing to us this season, but the FA Cup is something we want to impress people in, as holders it’s our aim to do as well as we can.”