Caldwell has escape plan for Latics
Gary Caldwell wants to be part of another great escape at Wigan and has refused to write off their dwindling survival chances.
The 32-year-old Scot takes charge of Latics for the first time tonight, at fellow strugglers Fulham, hoping to claw back some of the eight-point deficit between themselves and safety. With five games remaining, even victory may not be enough to prevent them from relegation.
Latics made a habit of staying up against the odds during the defender's playing days and Caldwell hopes to emulate their 2012 run-in which saw them defeat Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal to beat the drop.
"Having played here in the great survivals of the Premier League era, I believe that nothing's impossible," he said at his unveiling as Malky Mackay's successor. "There were times when we were down and out. I think of the run we went on when we beat Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal - they are things that at the time seemed like miracles. It can happen and we still believe it can."