Will Grigg be handed Saddlers recall?

Will Gregg (right) celebrates with Michael Jacobs
Will Gregg (right) celebrates with Michael Jacobs

GARY Caldwell admits he’s having keep Will Grigg on a leash – to save the Wigan Athletic ace from himself.

Grigg has been nursing a freak elbow injury for the past month, which has restricted his appearances in a Latics shirt.

We’ve had to hold Will back through advice from the medical team due to his injury getting worse, rather than how he’s felt

Gary Caldwell

However, he was required to make a late cameo off the bench against Millwall in midweek, when he popped up with a stoppage-time equaliser.

“We’ve had to hold Will back through advice from the medical team due to his injury getting worse, rather than how he’s felt,” revealed Caldwell.

“But it was a great finish for his goal. That’s what he does, and that’s why we’re looking forward to having him back.”

Grigg is champing at the bit for a first start since August when his former club Walsall visit the DW on Saturday. But Caldwell is not getting carried away.

“He’s still somebody we need to be careful of,” the Latics chief added.

“The elbow wasn’t 100 per cent stable. He straps it up and he gets on with it.

“We’ll see how he is after the game and assess that for Saturday.”

Caldwell also revealed he’ll be sitting down with free agent Chris Eagles, 29, who played for the Development Squad as a trialist at Burnley on Monday night and is hoping to win a contract.

“I was at the game, he’s done well,” Caldwell added. “I’ll speak to him and see how he is in training.

“He’s not had a lot of football, so he probably needs another few games.”