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Caldwell urges Wigan on after achieving survival

Wigan Athletic captain Gary Caldwell has urged the players to remember the last part of this season so they can kick-on in 2012/13.

The Latics were in a relegation battle for much of the last two months but managed to assure survival courtesy of last night's 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers, who have been demoted to the Championship.

Roberto Martinez's men have won six of their last eight outings and Caldwell wants to take that form into next season so the club can begin to push up the Premier League table.

"We are delighted. It was obviously a struggle after our poor start to the season, and we found ourselves in the bottom three for much of the season," he told Sky Sports News Radio.

"The form in recent weeks has really propelled us up the table, and to get safety with a game to spare is a massive achievement.

"The penny just seemed to drop with us. Our work-rate, character and belief in each other improved.

"We want to use this as a platform to progress even further as a football club and finish higher up the league. I came here to try and improve, and next season that's what I, and the team want to do."

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