Like me, I think most City fans had expectations that we would have been able to take seven or even nine points from our last three games against Luton, Charlton and Wigan as, on paper, it looked a favourable run of games. But as we know, football isn’t played on paper and City struggled in all three games and in actual fact we can consider ourselves lucky to have taken four points.

Ironically, the Charlton home game probably looked toughest on paper given their league position but that was the one game we won, despite playing with 10 men for the last 12 minutes.

Sunday’s game against lowly Wigan Athletic was the kind of home game we struggled to win last season and so it proved again. City’s performance was disjointed and severely lacking in quality all over the pitch. We struggled to retain possession throughout the game whilst Wigan looked a constant threat whenever they went forward.

Creative midfielder Kasey Palmer started following his star substitute performance against Charlton but he looked way off the pace, unable to grab hold of the game as you’d hope a player of his obvious flair and quality would be able to do.

City undeservedly took the lead through Weimann when Wigan failed to clear their lines. But just before half-time similarly poor defending from City saw space open up inside the area for Dunkley to smash home the away side’s equaliser. Wigan completed the turnaround on 53 minutes when Dunkley again headed in a corner delivered by former City transfer target Joe Williams. But City found a late equaliser when defender Pereira nodded home an Eliasson corner.

City will have to play much better than they have done in the past week if they are to come away with anything from a tricky game at Oakwell on Friday (7.45pm) against Barnsley in a game to be broadcast live on Sky Sports.