Morgan draws up action plan

Craig Morgan
Craig Morgan

CAPTAIN Craig Morgan says Wigan Athletic can make their recent run of draws look much better if they can add a couple of victories over the coming week.

Latics have drawn each of their last four league matches – against Oldham, Millwall, Walsall and Bury – to remain on the fringe of the League One play-off picture.

We’ve not lost a game for a long time now, and that’s something we’re definitely looking at keeping going

Craig Morgan

Boss Gary Caldwell believes his side had enough of the ball to have won all four games, an eight-point swing that would have elevated them to joint-top of the table.

Next up for Latics is the visit of Colchester on Saturday, closely followed by a tough trip to Peterborough on Tuesday.

Both sides are bang in form of late, but Morgan reckons Latics are more than capable of picking up maximum points to extend their unbeaten record.

“We’ve not lost a game for a long time now, and that’s something we’re definitely looking at keeping going,” Morgan told Wigan Today.

“But obviously we want to start turning the one points into three points.

“If we can get a couple of wins out of the games over the next week or so then it makes the four points we’ve just picked up a good four points.”

Latics will be boosted by the return of striker Will Grigg from international duty for the visit of the U’s, the striker sure to be on a high with Northern Ireland having qualified for next summer’s European Championships.

Donald Love also played the last 15 minutes of Scotland Under-21s’ 0-0 draw against group leaders Iceland, the on-loan Manchester United defender finding time to be booked for kicking the ball away in the closing stages.

Grant Holt and Don Cowie should also again be involved at the weekend after being stood down from Development Squad action in midweek.

Haris Vuckic played 30 minutes for Peter Atherton’s side on Tuesday after ankle trouble, but Saturday’s game will come too soon for him.

Craig Davies has also stepped up his training after a hamstring problem, but Caldwell is understandably reluctant to hurry him back into action.