Moore prepared for 'formidable' Latics

DARREN Moore has urged his troops not to underestimate an “aggressive” Wigan unit as the Sky Bet Championship fixture list presents its latest challenge.

Unbeaten at home in 13 games, Paul Cook's men have made the DW Stadium one of the toughest places to travel.

It's a test that Albion cannot afford to take lightly.

"They're a formidable opponent," said Darren.

"Paul Cook has done an incredible job with his team.

"They work really hard for one another and don't give you a minute's rest.

"The home record speaks for itself and that's why they're where they are in the division. They've started the campaign really well after being promoted.

"They've got an aggressive style, up and in your face. They're a connected unit. You get that with a promoted team, that momentum.

"We'll have to be at our best. We've got to continue what we've been doing but improve on little things here and there."

The notion of continuous improvement has been key in a coaching style that has seen Darren take his side into the thick of the promotion mix.

And the international break presented another opportunity to move forward.

Darren added: "We've looked at areas of our game that need improving in the international break.

"I looked at it as time to pinch aspects we can work on, to work towards being better.

"That will continue into the coming fixtures.

"We want to pick up where we left off."

Cheering on his side will be a 3,500-strong army of travelling Baggies, the largest league following since this same fixture in March 2012.

The impact of the Albion faithful should not be underestimated, says the gaffer.

"It's nice to know we've got that following and it does have an effect.

"The players feel it when the fans are in full voice.

"I thank them all for coming up. It's tremendous.

"We've got to give them the right performance."

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