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“WE’RE PROUD OF OUR HOME FORM” – GARY CALDWELL LOOKS AHEAD TO MILLWALL

28 September 2015

Gary looks ahead to the arrival of the Lions.

  • Gary Caldwell’s Latics v Millwall Preview.
  • Latics host the Lions at the DW Stadium on Tuesday.
  • Caldwell hopes to keep home run going.
Speaking at Christopher Park ahead of Wigan Athletic’s fixture with Millwall at the DW Stadium on Tuesday 29 September, Gary Caldwell reflected on the weekend’s 1-1 draw away to Oldham Athletic and the unbeaten start his team have made at home.



GARY ON MILLWALL

“Millwall have been excellent away from home this season.  I saw them at Port Vale and they were very good that night, they should have won by a lot more goals than they did.

“We’re going to have to be at our best, if not better than any of our home games so far.

“They’re a team we know well from the Championship and they’re in a similar position to us in terms of making a lot of changes and aiming to go straight back up.”

GARY ON UNBEATEN HOME RUN

“We’ve got an unbeaten home record to defend and we’re very proud of what we’ve started at the DW.

“We spoke in pre-season about putting our home form right.  If we want to be successful our home form is going to be vital, so we need to keep that going for as long as possible.

“We’ve looked a lot more fluid at home and our football has been free-flowing, whereas away from home we’ve played well in patches.

“At home we’ve been a lot more dominant and the players have really taken to playing at the DW.  It’s a big contrast from last season, but I’m happy that the fans have taken to the players as much as the players have taken to the fans.”

GARY ON OLDHAM POINT

“I think in the end it was a very good point, we had to defend and battle with 10 men to earn it.

“Up until the sending off I don’t think there was any question that we would have won the game, we were dominant and in control, but the disappointing thing was that we could and should have had more goals with the amount of possession we had.

“We had to change our shape on Saturday and we played Donervon Daniels at right full back, but we pushed him higher up the pitch to ease the pressure when we had possession.

“Away from home teams are putting us under pressure on the ball, we had to make sure we had something to stop that from happening, and Donervon gave us a great outlet.

“He was powerful and dominant in the air on the right side.  He’s played that position before for Aberdeen and for Blackpool and I think he did a great job.”

GARY ON FINDING SOLUTIONS

“We’re always trying to come up with different solutions to how we’re going to impose our style on the game, and in terms of control and possession I think it worked really well this weekend.

“From the situations we’ve been in so far this season, with injuries and suspensions, I’ve noticed that we’re capable of playing in a variety of different ways, which is very good.

“We still need to find a formation that suits us perfectly, but we’ve not been able to do that due to injuries and suspensions.

“It’s been difficult to field the same team twice because of that.”




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