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Wigan skipper Caldwell happy to be fighting for relegation after Celtic successes

Gary Caldwell says he is happy to be battling it out to avoid relegation from the Premier League rather than winning trophies with Celtic.

The Latics skipper was a key part of the Hoops sides that took the 2007 and 2008 Scottish titles as well as the 2007 Scottish Cup and 2009 League Cup but he is content playing a higher level with Wigan who are again striving to hold off dropping down to the Championship.

"The thrill of winning, lifting trophies and being successful is fantastic," he said.

"Down here it's a different challenge.

"The reward for staying in the Premier League is great, but you don't get a trophy and a medal at the end of it.

"That's why you play football, to win things. But, in saying that, I chose to come to Wigan to challenge myself at a level which, without being disrespectful, is a bit higher than the SPL. And I love it.

"We've got huge games ahead of us. We play Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal in our next three games and that's what it's all about."

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