Martinez eyes continued improvement
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is looking to keep his team firmly on an upward trend next season.
The Latics have been in superb form of late, losing only three of their last 14 Barclays Premier League matches and securing wins in six of the last eight, including triumphs over Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle. Their latest, Monday's 1-0 victory at Blackburn, ensured that unlike last year, they head into the final day of the campaign on Sunday with their survival already guaranteed. He has hopes of leaving relegation battles behind, making Wigan an outfit that is challenging for a top-half finish and even European football - something he believes is achievable if the Latics can produce for an entire season the sort of thing they have done in recent months. "What we have done in the last 14 games, we need to do over the course of a season," said Martinez, whose side host the team who have eventually sunk to the foot of the table, already-relegated Wolves, on Sunday. "That is the next step. I do believe that if we do that, we will be able to step up and be a club that is not fighting to avoid relegation any more. What we want is to try to change our aim for a season - rather than being a team that wants to just stay up, we want to try to look for other things. "That would be top 10 in the table and it could be the dream of getting into a European competition. That should be the next step and to do that, we have to replicate the level we have shown and the performances and results we have got in the last 14 games over the course of the 38 games of a season."