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Wigan boss explains why his players have put pressure on themselves to beat Leeds United

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell

Wigan boss Gary Caldwell has been discussing his side's game against Leeds United.

Wigan Athletic manager Gary CaldwellWigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell

Wigan Athletic boss Gary Caldwell has told the club's official website that his players have put some pressure on themselves to beat Leeds United tonight.

Wigan head to Elland Road this evening looking for a result to kickstart their season, having won just once since the opening day of the campaign.

Wigan Athletic manager Gary CaldwellWigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell

Caldwell's men lie in the relegation zone right now, and having scored just four goals in their last eight games, goalscoring has been a major problem for the Latics – even with Will Grigg in their side.

After a 0-0 draw with Burton Albion on Saturday – another game in which Wigan had the majority of possession but no cutting edge – it's now two stalemates in a row for Wigan, and they face a tough challenge tonight.

Wigan Athletic manager Gary CaldwellWigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell

Going up against a Leeds defence which has impressed of late which has conceded just five goals in their last seven Championship games, Wigan will have to try and find a way to break through Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson.

Ahead of the game, manager Caldwell has told the club's official website that he has a simple message for his players; if you draw at home – as Wigan did against Burton Albion just days ago – then they must go and win away from home.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Wigan Athletic manager Gary CaldwellLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell

Caldwell believes that his players have put that pressure to get a win on themselves, and thinks the point against Burton is now only a good result if his side pick up all three points at Leeds tonight.

“I said to the players that if they draw their home games, they have to win away from home and we’ve put that on ourselves now to go to Leeds and get a win,” Caldwell said. “This turns into a good point if we do that,” he added.

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