Gary Caldwell: Wigan boss targets improved home league form

Gary Caldwell
Wigan Athletic have not dropped points away from home in League One since losing 3-2 to Port Vale in September

Wigan Athletic boss Gary Caldwell says his team need to improve their home form to keep the pressure on their League One rivals.

The Latics are fifth in the table and unbeaten in nine away league games, but have lost their last two at home.

"We had a little blip, I think every team has it. You're not going to go through a season with everything plain sailing," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"You have to deal with that and we have on the road, which was more pressure."

Wigan have taken 21 points from a possible 33 at home in League One this season, but Caldwell stressed the importance of winning at the DW Stadium in the second half of the season.

"We've regrouped in terms of getting results, now we have to get our home form back on track - especially against teams above us in the league," he said.

"The home games now become very important. We have to go in front of our own fans and win."

Caldwell singled out club captain Craig Morgan for praise after the Latics won two of their last three games away from home, and drew the other.

He added: "A captain in any team is important, for his leadership qualities and what he brings to the team, but Craig gives us that composure to play our style when he's on the pitch."