Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. In the midst of a busy schedule under a manager seemingly intent on fighting the world, Manchester United are wrapped up in their own challenges at the moment but it would have been interesting to know if anybody at Old Trafford took more than a passing interest in Wigan’s 

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After playing a vital role in their desperate scramble to avoid relegation in the last two seasons, Wigan’s Irish midfielder is helping Roberto Martinez’s side attempt the great escape again with a series of battling performances at the heart of the side. McCarthy will also turn out for the Latics at Wembley this Saturday in 

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Top of the match: Luis Suarez Flop of the match: Arouna Kone After the shock Europa league exit, a week ago Liverpool posted a commanding 4-0 victory at DW stadium on the Saturday night. Downing’s opener followed by Suarez’s hat-trick had earned comfortable 3 points for the visiting side. Reading’s loss at Goodison Park had 

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Wigan’s rise from the old Division Two to the top tier in just two seasons and subsequent plucky existence in the Premier League remains a good old fashioned underdog story in a game that looses further touch with common sense by the week. Chairman Dave Whelan, despite his many outspoken imperfections, would not sack his 

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