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GARY CALDWELL’S LATICS V BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION PREVIEW

21 October 2016

Boss looks ahead to Brighton & Hove Albion’s visit to the DW Stadium.

  • Gary Caldwell: “This fixture brings back good memories.”
  • “Brighton will be hard to break down,” adds Caldwell.
  • Boss calls on supporters to match players’ efforts from the stands to generate good atmosphere.
CALDWELL ON BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION…

“They’re a well organised team who are flying high in the league and playing well.

“It’s a difficult game, no doubt about that, but one which we are looking forward to because we are in good form ourselves, unbeaten in four games, and we want to continue that.

“I think they have a very good manager who keeps a very level head and won’t get too high or too low. He’ll have got them in on the back of the disappointment at the end of last season and gone through the same pre-season to get them in a good place again.

“They’re very organised, they play 4-4-2, the banks of four are hard to break down and they make you work for everything you get in an attacking sense.

“We’ll have to be at our best if we want to break that down.”

CALDWELL ON MEMORIES FROM BRIGHTON’S LAST VISIT TO THE DW…

“I’ve thought about that game this week; I like good omens like that and Brighton coming back for the first time since that day will hopefully bring the same result.

“That day was special for Tim Chow, a local lad scoring on his debut, my first game at the DW as manager and the crowd really got behind us despite the fact we had not won at home for most of the season.

“We need the fans now, as we did then, to get behind the players and back the team because they’re giving absolutely everything to bring success for them and for the club.

“We want to get a win for the fans at the DW Stadium.”

CALDWELL ON IMPORTANCE OF ADDING WIN TO RECENT DRAWS…

“If we could make our return from this batch of fixtures five points from nine available, that would be very good. 

“Being unbeaten is good if you add wins to your draws and we know we on Saturday we have to go out and push for the win, like we did on Tuesday night, and I think second-half the fans could see the team were giving everything to try and win the game, even after we scored late on with the opportunity we had on the counter.

“The players’ attitude and desire shines through; they want to win games and they’ll be looking to do that on Saturday.”

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