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GARY CALDWELL’S POST SCUNTHORPE THOUGHTS

2 January 2016

Quality and luck just missing for Latics says Caldwell.

  • Gary Caldwell’s reaction after Latics’ 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe.
  • Manager’s thoughts on passing of former team mate Steve Gohouri.
  • Latics working hard to get Yanic Wildschut back to club says Caldwell.
Speaking to Latics PlayerHD following Wigan Athletic’s 1-1 draw away to Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One, manager Gary Caldwell shared his thoughts.

GARY ON 1-1 DRAW

“We were unlucky not to win the match. We went a goal behind just as we were starting to get a hold on the game, it was a poor goal to concede from our point of view defensively, but we rallied and came back to score a great goal.

“From then on I thought we looked like a team who could win the game, but we were missing a little bit more quality and a bit of luck in the final third.

“It’s a tight pitch and we knew Scunthorpe would attack us particularly in the first half.  We wanted to get Yanic on the pitch as well as Andy Kellett, so we had to shuffle things a little.

“I thought the combinations worked well, but just for a little bit more quality in the final third I think we probably deserved to win the game.”

GARY ON STEVE GOHOURI

“It’s extremely sad to hear.  I heard the fans singing his name and we heard about the news in the dressing room.

“For somebody so young to lose their life is very sad, it’s tragic to find out about a former team mate passing away.”

GARY ON YANIC WILDSCHUT

“We’ve not got any more news on Yanic at the moment, it’s the last game of his loan here and he goes back to Middlesbrough.

“We thank him for his efforts because he’s been fantastic during his time here.  Today it didn’t quite go for him, but he was a huge threat with his pace and strength.

“We wish him well going back to Middlesbrough, but we’ll still do all we can to bring him back to the club.”

GARY ON AWAY FORM AND UPCOMING HOME GAMES

“Our aim was to win the game, but to get seven points from three away games is impressive.  We now go back to the DW for three straight home games.

“They’re massive games for us now, we’ve got to make our home a fortress now.”

GARY ON MICHAEL JACOBS

“Michael Jacobs probably put in his best performance for the club, he was a threat wherever he popped up on the pitch and the work he put in for the team defensively was magnificent.

“He took his goal so well, it’s not an easy technique to bring the ball down and shoot first time, and it came at a very important moment for us before half time.

“On the day he was outstanding, as were most of the players, I thought it was a good team performance and one which we can build on.”

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