Caldwell: We are an easy sell

Gary Caldwell
Gary Caldwell

GARY Caldwell feels Wigan Athletic’s strong standing in the play-off picture will only aid their attempts to bring in new blood during the January transfer window.

Latics were believed to be the busiest club in world football during 2015, with over 70 players either arriving or departing during a crazy 12 months on and off the field.

If I was a player, I’d look at Wigan and think: ‘that is a club going somewhere’

Gary Caldwell

Things are rather more settled now, of course, with Caldwell’s promotion-chasers currently well-placed to make their move in the New Year.

And Caldwell believes Latics will be an easy sell when it comes to bringing in additional players to bolster their promotion push.

“I’d like to think anyone looking at us would see our ambitions,” he told the Evening Post.

“I’d like to think they’d see a team with a good style of play, and a club really pushing to go up and achieve something rather than sit where they are.

“In the summer, people bought into it, and in January, if we were interested in someone, I think we’d be a good proposition for a player.

“We’re in a good position. Anyone seeing us play and how we’ve built a team and slowly got into the season.

“If I was a player, I’d look at Wigan and think: ‘that is a club going somewhere’.”

While it clearly won’t be as busy as last summer, Caldwell is still expected to shuffle his pack during January.

He is hoping to secure the immediate futures of Yanic Wildshut, Francisco Junior and Donald Love (inset), whose short-term loan deals are up in the next few days.

“You never know what kind of business we’ll do, there’s always loan players that may be going or coming back,” he added.

“We’ll keep assessing that as it goes and do business as and when we have to.

“I have a squad that is big and that is full of quality.

“And I know it’s enough to get me where I want to go.”