Caldwell - We like underdog tag

Wigan skipper using status as motivation to upset the odds

Gary Caldwell: Wigan Athletic captain is motivated by underdog tag

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Gary Caldwell feels Wigan's status as underdogs will motivate the players to upset the odds and prove their doubters wrong.

The Latics are second bottom of the Premier League table and face a difficult game against Liverpool this weekend.

But captain Caldwell is confident Wigan can pull off a shock result against the Carling Cup winners at Anfield.

"We've got a tough run of fixtures coming up which people will assume that Wigan Athletic can't possibly take points from," Caldwell told Latics Player.

"I think that's a good thing because we certainly believe we can win these games and to silence the doubters will give us a real platform to build on.


"Going to Anfield is always a difficult test, but if we play like we did last weekend (in the 1-1 draw with West Brom) and maybe get a little bit of luck then I'm sure we can go there and win.

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"We'll have to be 100% though at the same time because they've got a lot of quality, especially in the final third.

"Luis Suarez is always a threat and Steven Gerrard is coming back into form as well now, but if we can get onto the ball and show the same attacking flair as in recent games then we can cause them lots of problems as well.

"We've got confidence at the moment, which isn't always the case for teams at the bottom of the table.

"We've not got any fear about facing opponents and we're playing attacking football which can only be a positive thing going into the final games of the season."