Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell refused to criticise his side after The Latics fell to a surprise 3-1 defeat at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday afternoon according to Wigan Today.

Relegation threatened Rovers went into the match without a win in their last 17 matches while table toppers Wigan Athletic were unbeaten in their last 20 fixtures.

It was a case of business as usual during the first half as striker Will Grigg fired Athletic into a 1-0 half time lead but the game turned on it’s head during the second period as goals from Andy Butler (two) and Andy Williams ended the home side’s winless run. Wigan Athletic ended the match with 10 men after midfielder David Perkins was dismissed for a last ditch late tackle.

After watching his side’s defeat, Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell claimed that it had been a bad day at the office for his side.

“It’s in our hands,” Caldwell admitted when speaking to Wigan Today.

“It’s a bad day, but these things happen in football, and we take it on the chin.”

“We have to recover now and look forward to Tuesday night.”

“It’s still within our grasp, and we’re capable of winning the games we need to win to clinch promotion and win the league.”

“We’re still in a fantastic position – a position we would have taken six or seven months ago.”

“There’s four games to go, and we’re well capable of winning them all.”

“This is a bad day, but it will hopefully act as a wake-up call heading into a massive game at Burton.”

The Latics face a huge game against second placed Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday evening with Walsall continuing to breathe down the two clubs’ necks in third position.

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