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CALDWELL PREVIEWS BLACKPOOL JOHNSTONE’S PAINT TROPHY TEST

9 November 2015

Manager looks ahead to visit of Blackpool in the Johnston’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night (7:15pm kick-off).

Caldwell on Bury…

We’re still very disappointed. We’ve spoken as a group about it, we’ve sifted through the wreckage and now it is about what we do about it, our reaction to it.

Caldwell on playing on Tuesday night after disappointing Saturday result…

It gives us a chance to move on quickly; we’ve dealt with Saturday and it is in the history now so it is about what we do about putting it right and how we react as a club, as players and as staff and that’s what is important now.

Caldwell on Blackpool…

I went to watch them against Bradford and they’re a very hard working side, they put your under pressure and ask a lot of questions of you. They’ve improved recently in terms of results recently, albeit they’ve lost a couple recently, so it’s another tough game and we know exactly what to expect from teams in this league.

They had to sign a lot of new players in the summer like ourselves and they’ve seen that coming together of late and had better results from it. They’ll be confident, they’ll know it is a big game playing against us at the DW, every team has raised their game against us and we have to match their intensity and enthusiasm for the game and hopefully our quality comes through.

Caldwell on team news…

Francisco Junior and Chris McCann are suspended after picking up their fifth yellow cards of the campaign at Bury on Saturday. Kevin McNaughton continues his recovery but everyone else is raring to go. I said to the players yesterday that I hope everyone is ready to play and looking forward to playing because, after a defeat like Bury, places are up for grabs and whoever plays has an opportunity to stake a claim for a regular starting spot.

Caldwell on U18 ticket fund going to young Amelia Morris…

It’s great the club do things like this and show their support in the community and to the people of Wigan. Hopefully lots of young kids can come out and the early kick-off should encourage that.

Caldwell on potential of Wembley…

I said before the first game at Crewe that a big part of my motivation was to show the players the pictures of Wembley and this club being there. This competition sees the final played there and for any player, at any point in their career, if you have that opportunity to go to Wembley and win a cup it has to be worthwhile. 

We’ll go all out to win the game because we want to try and win the competition.

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