Dave Whelan happy with Wigan Athletic start

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan reveals that he is pleased with the side's start to the Championship season.

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has revealed that he is happy with the club's start to the Championship season.

The Latics are currently in 12th place in the table, but they can climb into the playoff places if they win their two games in hand.

"The Championship is a very, very tough league," Whelan told Sky Sports News. "It's a very good league; there are a lot of good football teams in there and they play for 90 minutes non-stop.

"I'm happy with how things are going. We've got two games in hand, of course, because we've got to play in Europe.

"If we can get points out of those two games we can go into the top six, so I'm very happy with the way things are going and how things have started."

Wigan continue their bid for promotion on Saturday when they face Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

James McCarthy of Wigan Athletic looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Doncaster Rovers at DW Stadium on August 20, 2013
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