Wigan boss Shaun Maloney says his side must “leave it all out there” when they host Wanderers at the DW Stadium.

The Latics sit 13th in the League One table following their 1-1 draw against Cheltenham at the weekend.

The Robins took an early lead through Matty Taylor but Wigan hit back after the break when Liverpool loanee Luke Chambers’ strike went in via a deflection off Elliot Bonds.

Maloney wants to attack the game “from the first whistle” and insists it is important to have a strong mentality in these types of games.

“They have done very well,” he said. “It is a big game for us, it will be a completely different game.

“Whatever I say tactically to the group in the next couple of days, that is one part of the job but I want to see us leave it all out there.

“Let’s see what we have got against one of the better teams in this league. From a physical and mentality point of view, let’s go for it from the first whistle and then what happens, happens.”

Wigan have a strong record against the Whites in recent years, but Maloney says it counts for nothing once his players step over the white line.

“I have to respect them,” he continued. “I won’t be saying anything overly confident.

“We conceded after 10 minutes (on Saturday), so I am not going to go into the Bolton game and talk about our record over however many years.

“It is a tough game and I don’t want my players to go with any sort of confidence on the back of previous results. We need to win the fight first and then we can go and play.”

Jordan Jones was absent from the squad against Cheltenham and Maloney wasn’t sure if he would be back available to face Wanderers.

“We will probably get more information on Monday,” he said. “I think we saw in the first half (against Cheltenham), we missed that one-v-one threat he has had on the left.

“(Tom) Pearce is a different profile so that is no slight on him. He has got a brilliant delivery, as good as anyone.

“But we missed that one-v-one threat so hopefully he is OK. If he isn’t, we will have to find a solution for the team to be aggressive and let’s just got for it.”