Wigan Athletic: Gary Caldwell aims to settle his squad quickly

Andy Kellett
Andy Kellett spent the latter half of last season on loan with Manchester United

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell has welcomed the closing of the transfer window as he looks to steer his side back to the Championship.

The Latics, who were relegated twice in three years, have made an indifferent start - winning two and losing two of the first five league matches.

"The transfer window shutting helps," Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester.

"I feel comfortable with the group of players we have got in terms of the spirit and application."

The former Wigan player added: "Now we have to put into them how we want them to play and the way we can win games."

Haris Vuckic
Vuckic scored nine goals in 25 appearances for Rangers last season

The League One side signed defenders Andy Kellett and Jack Hendry, along with striker Haris Vuckic on transfer deadline day.

And Caldwell believes all three players will play an important part in helping Wigan push for promotion.

"Jack and Andy are two young and promising players," he said.

"Jack hasn't had a lot of first-team experience but has massive potential and Andy I saw play for Manchester United reserves, he has got great speed and can provide competition for the first team.

"I had spoken to a lot of people about at Rangers about Haris. He has got loads of talent and I think he can bring us a goal threat that we have not had."