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Dean Smith branded his Aston Villa side’s 3-0 defeat at Wigan as his worst as a manager.

Second half goals from Michael Jacobs and Joe Garner added to Gary Roberts in the first half to end their winless run of eight games heap more misery on Villa fans.

One league win in SEVEN leaves his side a mountain to climb if there are to gain promotion back to the Premier League this season and Smith vowed to use the transfer market to shake up things at the club.

“That performance was rubbish,” fumed Smith. “That is the bottom of my career in management.

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“It is my job as a manager to earn my money and make sure it never happens again.

“The window has always been there for us to bring more players in and I expect to do so.”

From the start his side did not look like they were playing a team that had lost six of their last seven games.

New boy Anthony Pilkington, who joined on an 18 month loan deal from Premier League strugglers Cardiff earlier this week, added some much needed urgency and power to Wigan’s attack.

But despite a bright start from the home side it was Smith’s outfit that should have been a goal up after ten minutes through Tammy Abraham.

Yannick Bolasie pounced on a mix-up between Jamie Jones and Cedric Kipre and fed the ball to Abraham on the edge of the box only for the Wolves target

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