The City Ground is a tough place to come, according to Bogdan
Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has highlighted the impact of the City Ground home support in an interview with Latics' official club website ahead of their clash with Nottingham Forest this weekend.
Last season's League One champions go into the game above the Reds in the early-season Championship table, having amassed four points from a possible nine so far courtesy of both their home fixtures, with the DW witnessing a 3-0 drubbing of Blackburn and a commendable 1-1 draw with Birmingham City.
But on the road the Latics are yet to pick up points, and the Hungarian stopper acknowledged that the backing that the Forest fans give the home side means it won't be easy to take something from the City Ground on Saturday.
Wigan Athletic's Adam Bogdan
“The City Ground is great," Bogdan said. "There is a lot of history surrounding the place and the expectation of the home supporters every season is something you sense when you play against them.
“We have to concentrate on our game; in the last two games we have shown that we have a very good way of playing and keeping the ball – we had nearly 70% of the possession on Tuesday night.
“Of course it will be harder away from home, especially with the pressure of the home support, however we have to stick to our game and if we do it well, I think we can hurt teams.”
Wigan Athletic's Nick Powell celebrates during Wigan's 3-0 win over Blackburn
Wigan's opponents on Saturday are looking to respond after back-to-back defeats on the road, coming against Brighton and Brentford.
The Seagulls put the Reds to the sword with a comfortable 3-0 win, whilst the Bees were perhaps more fortuitous with their 1-0 success on Tuesday night, helped in part by Forest's inability to convert chances.
Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier
But Wigan, and Bogdan, are clearly aware that Forest are a different prospect at home, and that will make a tricky encounter for the Latics.