LATICS CAN TAKE HEART FROM THIS
IT’S not been spectacular but nor has it been disastrous – and Wigan’s so-so start to life in League One moved up a notch with this result.
The Saddlers were soaring going into the game but Wigan were the better side and showed resilience after – again – going down to ten men.
Ask Sheffield United how tough League One can be to get out of. But boss Gary Caldwell has bought well and the signs are there that when his new team gel, they will be top-six bankers.
Walsall’s fine start goes on and their excellent defensive record – just six goals conceded in 11 – gives them a chance of staying the course.
And if they can rediscover the goalscoring touch they had in August, they might vie with Burton for the title of this season’s surprise package.