Latics remain focused on winning final two games, starting with final home fixture against Wolves.
- Gary Caldwell previews final home fixture of the season.
- Meet and Greet ‘inspirational’ to the players.
- Squad fully fit other than long term absentees.
Gary Caldwell says he and the Wigan Athletic squad are focused on collecting maximum points from the final two fixtures of the 2014-15 Sky Bet Championship, starting with the final home game of the campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow (Saturday 25 April).
Speaking to Latics Player at Christopher Park this (Friday) morning, Caldwell said:
“We’ve always said that we have to do our job, if we don’t win the games then it’s irrelevant what other teams do. We did that last week and we’re prepared to do it again.
“Brighton was a big game for us and a new chapter for the club and I emphasised that to the players.
“It was a new beginning and we had to start it on a positive which we did, we had to fight for it and the efforts towards the end of the game gave us a deserved victory.
“The result was exactly what we wanted, but I thought we could have played better in spells because we started start well in the second half.
“We’ve addressed that and talked about it since, but in terms of the work rate and the desire to win the game I couldn’t really ask for any more.”
Caldwell continued, highlighting the impact of Latics’ supporters, who met the players as they arrived for last weekend’s 2-1 victory against Brighton.
“The meet and greet was brilliant last week, the players all came into the dressing room talking about it and they got that extra inspiration from the fans.
“It’s good for them to see what it really means to the supporters and hopefully it will help to get that atmosphere going straight from kick off and the players can put on a performance for them again.
“We’ll need all of the same ingredients as we had last weekend to win again this week.”
Latics have had a full week to prepare for their final DW Stadium fixture of the season, and Caldwell said he’s eager to step back out onto the touchline again:
“The club seems to be on a positive note at the minute, the players are coming into work very happy and they’re working hard, so we need to maintain that.
“It’s felt like a long week and I’ve been eager for the game to come around and as it gets closer I’ve been looking forward to I, but it has given us time to work and put some more time on the training pitch.
“Apart from our longer term absentees, we’ll have a full squad fit and ready tomorrow afternoon to go and win a game and keep the hope alive of staying in this league.”