GARY CALDWELL’S Wigan side are only two wins away from a return to the Championship.
He watched as his team beat Coventry City, managed by another ex-Celt in Tony Mowbray, with a solitary goal from Will Grigg.
The former Hoops captain said: “I think the performance again was excellent against a very difficult team.
“I knew they’d pose us a lot of problems and they did.
“We looked very strong and I didn’t feel any danger, especially in the second-half.”
Grigg scored his 23rd goal of the season to keep Wigan on top of League One on 80 points, four ahead of Burton Albion.
Caldwell added: “Will is on fire at the moment. If we keep creating chances like that, then he will score goals.
“His movement is fantastic and the goal was something we have been working on in training.”
The only blemish from the club’s top marksman was a penalty miss when City keeper Reice Charles-Cook pulled off a superb save.
Wigan are now unbeaten in 20 games and two more victories from their five remaining matches will guarantee Championship football next season.
Coventry are in 13th place, 11 points outside the play-off places. Mowbray moaned: “Not scoring goals has been a problem for the past three months.
“The grind of this league has taken its toll on us now.
“I thought we worked hard enough, the commitment was there and the endeavour was there, but we’re falling a little bit short at the moment.”
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