Wigan manager Gary Caldwell said he was ‘delighted’ with Saturday’s win against Colchester but says they must now capitalise on a busy week of football ahead.
Latics put the U’s to the sword after a devastating attacking spell saw them score four early goals and eventually cruise to a 5-0 win.
After a succession of draws, the long awaited win puts Wigan back in the hunt at the top end of the table and they now sit just a point away from a play-off position.
And Caldwell said that a change in approach and mentality after conceding a number of early goals in matches has helped.
“We were excellent from the first minute. We had a real threat, a real attacking intent to our play and scored 3 goals in fourteen minutes,” he said.
“To win 5-0 at home and still have room for improvement can only be a good thing.
“I couldn’t be happier in terms of how we played, the energy levels, the commitment – we were devastating for spells in the game.”
And with two quick-fire away games at Peterborough United and Bradford City this week, the manager said the aim is to push quickly in their search for promotion back to the Championship.
“It is a big week for this club; that result will send a message around this league because a 5-0 score will jump out at other teams and when they see the highlights they’ll know it could have been more.”
Latics travel to London Road on Tuesday night to face a Peterborough side just a place and two points behind in the league.
Posh are unbeaten in three after good wins against Swindon and Millwall along with a draw at Port Vale on Saturday and Wigan will be expecting another tough encounter under the floodlights.
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