Wigan won 2-0 at rock-bottom Bury to move back into Sky Bet League One's automatic promotion places.
Nick Powell scored his 13th goal of the season on 26 minutes before Che Dunkley doubled the Latics' lead in the 50th minute.
And Wigan comfortably saw out their third straight victory, leaving Bury 10 points from safety with eight games left.
The hosts actually had the better of the opening stages as Nathan Cameron glanced Jay O'Shea's corner wide.
Stephen Dawson then sidefooted over before O'Shea blazed...