Goals from Ricardo Fuller and James Beattie were the two bright spots as Stoke signed off in their final home match of the season with a 2-0 win over Wigan.
The match only sprang into life in the last 20 minutes when Fuller's persistence saw him evade three defenders to fire past Richard Kingson.
Beattie headed home Matt Etherington's cross in the 76th minute as the Potters clinched their 10th victory this season at the Britannia Stadium.
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