KARL Robinson says Wigan Athletic’s lowly position in the league table is not a true reflection of how good the 2013 FA Cup winners really are.

Wigan sit just inside the relegation zone, kept in the bottom four on goal difference by United’s opponents on Tuesday, Bristol Rovers.

Financial issues have seen the club fall from grace in recent years, losing their Premier League status just a matter of days after their famous FA Cup triumph over Man City.

However, Robinson warned that Wigan would be a formidable opponent for his side tomorrow.

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“Wigan have arguably got some of the biggest names in League One playing for them, players who have played at a much higher level than they’re currently playing at,” said Robinson.

“I think sometimes people show a little bit of a lack of a respect because of their league position.

“They’re only in that league position because of the horrendous start to the season they had.

“The manager’s [Leam Richardson] done a great job and they’ve got their act together of late.

“They’re about to get themselves out the bottom four which everyone thought would be impossible a few months ago.

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“We know they’re going to be a difficult team to play against, we’ve just got to make sure we’re at it and that’s as simple as it is.

“We’ve got to play better than we did on Tuesday if we want to start a run.

“We’ve got two massive home games now and after that it’s Ipswich and Portsmouth, and then MK Dons away, so we’ve got five massive games coming up.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re right at it.”

During the 2-0 win at Bristol Rovers in midweek, Robinson was forced into making two substitutions due to injuries, as Sam Long and James Henry left the field to be replaced by Anthony Forde and Sam Winnall.

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Long left the Memorial Stadium with a hamstring complaint, and Henry with a dead leg, while scorer of the opening goal, Elliot Lee, ended the match with a tight calf.

Robinson provided an update on the trio, and highlighted the options he has at his disposal in the event any of his players are missing through injury between now and the end of the season.

“Longy is going for a scan, and James Henry and Elliot Lee are in recovery,” said Robinson.

“Elliot should be fine and Jamo we hope he’ll be okay, there’s already signs of improvement.

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“He’s [Henry] extremely sore, he couldn’t even walk after the game.

“With Longy, we don’t think it’s serious – it might just be a very short period of time that he’s out for.

“It’s a position where we’re blessed with Jamie Hanson and Anthony Forde.

“You look at the benches in and around us, they’re incredibly strong.

“A sign of a good squad is the players that don’t travel with you, and not to have Rob Hall, Jamie Hanson or Dan Agyei with us [against Bristol Rovers] shows how much of a good squad that we have right now.”