Tommy Smith says it’s high time Huddersfield Town started turning positive away performances into wins.
Chris Powell’s side head to Wigan Athletic without a victory on the road since Wolves were beaten 3-1 at the start of October.
Town have lost five of their last six away games, but Smith insists the picture isn’t as gloomy as the statistics suggest.
“There are lots of games in which we have played well but ended up losing,” said the former Manchester City defender.
“We have to find a way of getting those wins, however we do it.
“We want to play nice football, but sometimes it’s doing the ugly side that brings results.”
Smith, 22, is hoping for a 26th appearance of the season and 53rd Town outing in all.
It’s Town’s fourth visit to the DW Stadium which opened in 1999.
The previous three have all ended in defeat.
Town lost 1-0 in what is now League I in both 2001-02 and the following campaign.
And in last season’s Championship meeting, the Latics won 2-1.
In February 1993, when Wigan were still playing at Springfield Park, Town travelled there twice in quick succession.
The home side were 1-0 winners in League I and triumphed 5-2 in what was then the Autoglass Trophy.
Town’s last victories in Wigan came in 1991-92, 3-1 in League I (Phil Starbuck (2) and Iwan Roberts scored) and 1-0 in the Autoglass Trophy (Roberts netted).