Boyce - We're getting there

27 October 2009 04:09
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Wigan defender Emmerson Boyce believes the Latics are starting to flourish under manager Roberto Martinez. [LNB] The former Swansea boss took over the reins at the DW Stadium in June and the Premier League side have so far lacked consistency under his leadership. [LNB]The Latics picked up their second win on the road on Saturday, unexpectedly ending Burnley's unbeaten home run with a 3-1 victory at Turf Moor. [LNB]Boyce admits it has taken a while to adapt to the new manager but believes the hard-work ethic that already existed within the squad and the finesse injected by the Spaniard could be a winning combination.[LNB]"It was always going to take time when you have a new manager and new players, but we feel we're getting there and we fully understand what he wants from us," Boyce told the Wigan Evening Post. [LNB]"In the last couple of seasons, we've been known as more of a physical and hard-working team, but the manager has brought in some flair players and we're passing the ball around really well.[LNB]"We're also playing a new system, which was always going to take time to get used to.[LNB]Great character"We've proved we can play well at home and now we have to prove that we can away from the DW Stadium as well."[LNB]The last two fixtures for Wigan have seen a victory over Burnley at Turf Moor and a home draw with big-spenders Manchester City, and the defender admits it was their defeat to Hull earlier in the month that jolted them into action. [LNB]"We passed the ball around with confidence, but we had to mix it up as well because Burnley is a tough place to go and get a result," said Boyce. [LNB]"We learned from the mistakes we made in the Hull game, when we had all the ball but we lost the game. [LNB]"Burnley were set up more or less the same way as Hull and, although it was disappointing to go behind so early, we showed great character to come back. [LNB]"You can play all the football you want to, but if you're not prepared to fight then it's going to be a difficult game." [LNB]

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