Gary Caldwell wants his Wigan players to show bravery against Norwich City

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell celebrates with the Sky Bet League One trophy last season. Pict

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell celebrates with the Sky Bet League One trophy last season. Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell has called on his players to be brave in their attempts to pull off an upset at Carrow Road tonight.

The Latics are looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday but look likely to be without former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell, who came off at half-time at Hillsbrough with a groin injury.

'It's the first game this season where I feel we've been beaten by a team that is better than us,' Caldwell said.

'We have to come back on Tuesday and do something about that. I felt we looked a bit inhibited on Saturday and scared to get on the ball to control the game like we normally do, which was frustrating having gone a goal in front.

'We have to get back to playing our way and being brave, so if we do that I'm sure we'll be fine.'


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Defender Stephen Warnock is expected to shake off a knock picked up late against the Owls but with the match coming too soon for the experienced Craig Morgan, West Ham youngster Reece Burke is set to continue in defence.

'It's going to be a tough challenge against Norwich, but I believe in this group of players that they can go to Carrow Road, perform and get a result,' the Scot continued, speaking to Wigan's official website.

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'They have a lot of threats because when you come down from the Premier League you come down with players of real quality. They have a lot of threats from the middle into high positions up the pitch, similar to Sheffield Wednesday in that sense, so we'll have to be ready to deal with that.'

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