Wigan athletic striker Franco di Santo has said that he will not show Blackburn any mercy when he comes up against one of his former clubs. Franco di Santo played for Blackburn Rovers for one single season on loan deal from Chelsea.

Even though he scored only one goal during the entire season with Blackburn, he has said that he has fond memories of Ewood Park. However, that will not stop him from scoring the goal that will send them down to the Championship. Wigan have the opportunity to preserve their Premier league status for another season if they win against Blackburn Rovers on Monday night.

Blackburn realistically have to win their remaining two matches in hand in order to have any chance of staying in the division. This is extremely tough given that they will be facing Champions League finalists Chelsea in the final day of the season. Yet, Blackburn manager Steve Kean has been speaking extremely confident about his team's chances of survival next season. Steve Kean got Blackburn to safety on the final day of last season after a thrilling 3-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the season. It is going to be difficult this time around because they will be facing an in form Wigan.

“It’s not about sending anyone down. It’s about how he would feel about achieving Premier League status for Wigan because we’re fighting for our lives,” said Franco di Santo. “I think it’s just the age that has made him click. Remember, he’s a very young man. He had a great experience in Chile at 16 and then he came to a massive club in the shape of Chelsea. Straight away he played Champions League football and in a team fighting to win the title. As a player he probably needed different experiences to try and develop as an individual because he was in a group winning things," said Martinez.