Caldwell ignoring league table
Wigan's Gary Caldwell is forgetting about the table for now, believing his side should concentrate on getting the right results.
Last Updated: 14/03/12 11:44am
Wigan captain Gary Caldwell is forgetting about the Premier League table for now, believing it is more important for his team to concentrate on getting the right results.
Roberto Martinez's side are currently rooted to the foot of England's top tier with just one win from their last 13 games, but despite this dreadful run of form, the Latics are only two points away from 17th placed Bolton.
Former Celtic defender Caldwell feels his side should not fret over the league table, as it can be too much of a distraction.
Caldwell told the Wigan Evening Post: "I don't even know what the league table looks like at the moment - you try and take yourself away from that at this stage of the season.
"It's not always useful to be constantly looking at the ladder, and analysing whether you're moving up or down. All that matters is performances and results - and I think it was a good performance and okay result at Norwich."
He added: "The challenge now is to build on that - and we'll be aiming to do so against West Brom on Saturday."
Wigan drew 1-1 away at Norwich City last week, and although Caldwell was at fault for the first goal, he was happy with the improvement in his team's performance following their home defeat to Swansea.
The 29 year-old said: "The Swansea game was a blip for us - but there were reasons for that. We stuck together, we came up with a good week of training and we showed we're still in there fighting.
"It was a sloppy start and we have to look at ourselves for that. We let Norwich in and gave them a goal start. But we came out for the second half and had a right go at them."
The Scotland international continued: "We know on our day, when we play well and work together as a team, we're not bad - and we showed that.
"We've still got great belief, we showed that as well. We're together as a unit, and that can only be a good thing."