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3 March 2015

No statement made on Caldwell retiring says Mackay.

  • “Gary has not retired.” – Malky Mackay.
  • Manager clears up reports on Club Captain.
  • “He’s a very good influence and he’s been essential.”
Latics boss Malky Mackay says reports of Gary Caldwell retiring as a Wigan Athletic player are ‘misguided’ and that the 32-year-old centre back remains as part of his playing squad.

Speaking in his pre-Norwich City press conference, Mackay said:

“I don’t really know where that’s come from, Gary’s not retired and he’s still part of my squad here.

“He’s Club Captain and a very good influence to have about the place, he’s still training with us and he hasn’t made any bold statement on retiring.  I think the news has been a bit misguided on that one.

“Gary’s a natural leader and he’s been essential at the training ground since I arrived here.  His voice in the dressing room is very prominent, but at the same time he’s a calm lad.

“I’ve known Gary for a long time, we were in the Scotland squad together a long time ago when he was only young and I was one of the more senior players, and even then I could see his influence.

“He’s exactly what we need at this club, a good character, and we’ll continue to keep building on that.”

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