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McCarthy: Break can lift Latics

JAMES McCARTHY hopes that his Wigan side will be revived when they resume action after the international break.

McCarthy is in line for only his second competitive start in tomorrow's World Cup clash with Germany at Lansdowne Road, as part of a three-man midfield, and as Wigan have gained just two points from their last five Premier League games, the Irish star hopes for better next week.

"We've got the international break now, and hopefully we'll get things right when we come back," said McCarthy, unhappy that his side could only draw with Everton in their last game.

"It was disappointing to lose the penalty and the goal late on against Everton, but we have to move on. The most important thing is to put in a good performance, which we did.

"We created so much, and on another day we'd have gone on and won the game quite comfortably. Unfortunately we weren't able to do that and it cost us in the end."