RED MIST IS HURTING US
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
HANDS ON: Wigan’s Will Grigg tries to shake off Walsall's James O’Connor