UK time is: 01:28:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gary Caldwell Assesses The Season So Far




Wigan Athletic club skipper Gary Caldwell is battling his way back to fitness following a lengthy lay-off after undergoing hip surgery, during his rehabilitation the Scotland international has had the opportunity to assess how the Latics are adjusting to life in the Championship

A new manager and backroom staff, 12 new players joining the squad with just as many going in the opposite direction, a drop down in divisions and European football to contend with, some may feel that Caldwell is being a bit harsh when he say's 'we want to be doing better', but his appraisal is a honest one and it is only natural that professionals should strive to achieve the maximum

Latics sit 10th in the Championship, though they are just two points off a play-off spot and do have a game in hand on all those above, but the 31 year old centre back says that playing 'Thursday and Sunday` is 'difficult to deal with' and although you sense that there is caution in his words he does say that 'we've dealt with it well so far', always a natural leader both on and off the pitch Caldwell must be itching to get back amongst it and it is nice to hear his thoughts on the season so far

Speaking to the clubs official website Caldwell said - 'Everyone at the club would agree that we want to be doing better though.

'We're a pretty honest group of players and staff who can see that we can improve, but we also appreciate that the first months of the season would always be a big challenge.

'Thursday and Sunday fixtures are difficult to deal with no matter who you are and we've dealt with it well so far.'


How long before the skipper is ready for action? Caldwell himself says that he is hopeful of making an appearance for the reserves before the end of the year, he says - 'I've been out working on the grass for a couple of weeks now, but it's been light work and now I'm building towards getting a bit more involved.

'Once I get myself back with the group the hard work continues and I'll be getting back up to speed with everyone, playing in some reserve games and fighting to get back to full fitness.

'I'm really looking forward to training with everyone again, and I'd say it's likely that I'll be available to play at least reserve football by the end of this year.'


Good news and it'll be good to see him back involved.



The latest edition of the PWU Wigan Athletic podcast is now available for download.

The podcast can be downloaded from itunes or via our hosting site www.buzzsprout.com or by simply hitting the play button on the embedded player below



Thank you very much for listening, your support is very much appreciated

Previous podcast episodes can be accessed at progresswithunity.blogspot.co.uk

You can listen to the podcast on various equipment, please check manufacturer's instructions





Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate









Latics and Proud



Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 16 2013

Time: 5:27PM

Your Comments

Good to hear from Caldwell
worbo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Can We Now Get Back To Normal? (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Door Open For Grant Holt Return? (Tuesday November 25 2014)

What The Bosses Said - Latics 1 Boro 1 (Monday November 24 2014)

Support Counts - Latics 1 Boro 1 (Sunday November 23 2014)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough (Saturday November 22 2014)

Latics v Boro Big Game Preview (Saturday November 22 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Whittleblue 207
2. worbo 145
3. scotdave 133
4. russialatic 122
5. hindleymonwafc 118
6. Pauvre Jean 116
7. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 110
8. albert jckson 97
9. Oscarbon 96
10. loudmouthblue 91

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 1 - 1 Middlesbrough
Wigan 3 - 3 Fulham
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan
Bolton 3 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17
23. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

Cala Hits Out
Cardiff : 25/11/2014 21:12:00
Mackay's Honorary Status Revoked
Cardiff : 25/11/2014 21:06:00
Bent Set For Albion Loan
Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:41:00
March Pencilled In For Albion Return
Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:38:00
Walton Backed To Shine
Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Boro
Suggested By:  Colin Crompton
Scott Carson 2%
Emmerson Boyce 0%
Ivan Ramis 5%
Leon Barnett 0%
Andrew Taylor 0%
Chris McCann 36%
Adam Forshaw 10%
Roger Espinoza 5%
Shaun Maloney 42%
Callum McManaman 0%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 0%