Jewell: It was hard work
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Jewell was unhappy with the two goals Wigan conceded in the win over Charlton.
Paul Jewell was unhappy with the two goals Wigan Athletic conceded in the 3-2 success over Charlton Athletic.
Loose defending contributed to the visitors' second half efforts, with Wigan having been 2-0 up at the break through Lee McCulloch and Henri Camara.
Matt Jackson's header sealed a fourth consecutive win for The Latics, which provided Jewell with some comfort.
"To get four wins in The Premiership is no mean feat, but we made hard work of it," Jewell told Sky Sports News.
"They were difficult conditions for both teams, but I'm sure Iain Dowie feels the same way about our first two goals as I do about their two goals.
"It was bad from a defensive point of view."
Jewell was also quick to play down suggestions that opening scorer McCulloch could be on his way out of The JJB Stadium.
Charlton have been linked with the Scotland international, but the Wigan boss has no plans to ditch the forward in the New Year.
He added: "There is no talk from our point of view, it's just put in the newspapers and there is no truth in it whatsoever.
"Lee is an important member of the squad. He's scored two goals in two games, but it's not just his goals, his work rate was outstanding today as it always is.
"People can talk as much as they like, but unless I decide he's leaving he won't be leaving."