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17 May 2013

James McArthur hopes Sunday’s game against Aston Villa can keep up spirits.

With the visit of Aston Villa on Sunday for Wigan Athletic’s last game of the season, midfielder James McArthur says the team are determined to win and see the campaign out on a high.

“We need to try and look forward to next season now and try and get the club back into the Premier League,” said the Scottish international.

“We’re looking forward to Sunday because it’s a chance to go out of the season with a win and also show our appreciation to the supporters.

“It’s important for us as players, for the fans and for the whole club that we finish the Premier League with a win to show that we mean business.”

It’s been a week of mixed emotions for everybody connected to Wigan Athletic but McArthur added that the club must use this to grow stronger.

He said:

“We need to get that winning feeling back in our systems after the disappointment of Tuesday.

“It’s a feeling that we need to keep inside ourselves and always remember but something that have to make sure never happens again.

“It’s tough because it (winning the FA Cup) was the highest point of our careers and then shortly after we had our lowest point which is something we need to sort out and put right.”

“Hopefully it will be a great send off on Sunday for ourselves and for the fans because they have been magnificent this season.

“If we can perform and win on Sunday then we can come back after the close season and into pre-season on a bit more of a high point.

“The one thing we can’t forget is that we won the FA Cup and nobody can ever take that away from us as a club.”

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