Sharpe “probably regrets” points target

Gary Caldwell and David Sharpe
Gary Caldwell and David Sharpe
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WIGAN boss Gary Caldwell says that David Sharpe “probably regrets” setting a target of 100 points this season.

The chairman made the comments at a fans’ forum ahead of the first game, adding that he wanted the club to “smash” League One.

Whether we smash the division, we’ve obviously found it’s going to be very difficult but we believe that success is going to come to this club soon

Gary Caldwell

However, Caldwell – speaking during a live Q&A with supporters on BBC Radio Manchester last night – believes that it is going to be a very difficult campaign but one that can bring success.

“It’s something that he said publicly, he probably regrets it now,” said the Wigan manager.

“He’s enthusiastic, he wants to do that for the club and for the supporters and so do I.

“Whether we smash the division, we’ve obviously found it’s going to be very difficult but we believe that success is going to come to this club soon.

“The word he used might not have been great at the time but I still believe, and he still believes, that we’re very capable of winning this league.”

Latics have enjoyed a mixed start to life in League One.

At home they remain unbeaten, whereas on the road they have conceded nine goals in four games, going 2-0 down in each. However, they did beat Chesterfield 3-2.

“We just spoke about being a big scalp and I think away from home that’s where we’re going to find that,” added Caldwell

“When we go to the stadiums like Port Vale on Saturday, the fans are up for it, the team’s up for it as it is their big game of the season - we have to learn to deal with that.”

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