Dean Saunders expects Wigan to find their feet in League One very soon - he just hopes it is not against his Chesterfield team on Saturday.
The Latics, in the Premier League as recently as 2013, and FA Cup winners that year, experienced another summer of change following their relegation from the Championship.
Despite boasting a squad list including players such as Jussi Jaaskelainen, Reece James, Michael Jacobs, Will Grigg and former Spireite Craig Davies, they have so far struggled to adapt to life in the third tier after beginning the season as promotion favourites.
However, Saunders thinks it is just a matter of time before things click for Gary Caldwell’s men.
He said: “Wigan have still got the Premier League parachute payments and have spent some money in the summer on some very good players.
“Maybe they haven’t had the start they wanted, but seven points is not that bad a start, but they will come good eventually, that’s for sure. I just hope that doesn’t start against us.
“We’ve had to play some of the teams early on which, before a ball was even kicked, people had down as promotion favourites.
“We beat Barnsley and Millwall and we lost at Sheffield United but we played really well over there in defeat.
“I think Millwall in a few months will be a much better side than they were last week. Like Wigan, they’ve had some massive changes to cope with and I said before the season started that sometimes it’s best to play these teams early on and catch them before they get into their stride.
“Teams who know that they’re probably going to be struggling towards the bottom of the division feel like they need to start like a house on fire and get points on the board straight away, whereas teams who are expected to do well don’t have that urgency as they know the points will come sooner or later.”