RED MIST IS HURT­ING US

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Michael Beard­more

WI­GAN ATH­LETIC will soon be a force to be reck­oned with in League One be­lieves boss Gary Cald­well, pro­vided they can keep 11 men on the pitch.

The Lat­ics suf­fered a third red card this sea­son al­ready for skip­per Craig Mor­gan’s pro­fes­sional foul on Kieron Mor­ris, but the ten men clung on for the last 20 min­utes to grind out a draw.

Cald­well was happy with a point against a Sad­dlers side sit­ting sec­ond in the ta­ble, but felt Mor­gan’s red card was harsh, point­ing to a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent in­volv­ing Wal­sall’s James O’Con­nor ear­lier on.

And ref­eree Andy Haines was the sub­ject of Cald­well’s wrath as the Lat­ics boss moaned: “I think if Morgs goes, then their man [O’Con­nor] goes in the first half. They’re both sim­i­lar in­ci­dents.

“But one’s given as a red, one a yel­low. It seems ev­ery week we fin­ish a game with ten men at the minute. This wasn’t bad luck. It was prob­a­bly bad ref­er­ee­ing. He’s got to be fair on both teams.

“But not a lot of teams who go down to ten men can hang on for points. We have that re­silience as a group. To have that so early on with this team is some­thing to be very proud of.

“I’m sure if we fin­ish with 11, we’ll start win­ning games,” added Cald­well af­ter see­ing his side register a

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