Wigan Athletic captain Gary Caldwell is happy for critics to write them off.

Scottish defender Caldwell reckons that the negative jibes will just fuel another great escape bid.

The Latics skipper said: "We've a tough run of fixtures and people will look at them and say, 'Wigan aren't going to get anything'.

"That's good, as we feel we can win these games.

"To go and get the wins when everyone is doubting us will give us a real platform to kick on."