Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has warned high-flying Manchester City to expect another difficult time at the DW Stadium this weekend.
City have not won at Wigan since the two sides faced each other in League One in October 1998. However, Mark Hughes' expensively-assembled side make the short trip up the M61 on Sunday with greater expectation on them than ever before.
If City needed a note of caution it was provided in the Latics' last home match when Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea lost their 100% record in a 3-1 defeat.
After two early defeats Wigan have won their last two at the DW Stadium and Kirkland aims to extend that run.
"Every game in this league is tough - it doesn't matter where you go or who you play, anyone can beat anyone," Kirkland said. "We just have to make sure we have the right attitude, hopefully get the fans behind us and make it a good day.
"People are starting to say the DW is now a fortress. We made it that a couple of years ago and we want to make it as difficult as we can for teams to visit. It will be tough but if you apply yourself well you give yourself half a chance."