Gardner ready for Latics clash

The 33-year-old has been used in separate roles in his two outings

this season and is happy for that to continue if it allows him to

take to the field at the DW Stadium. “I don’t mind wherever I play

as long as I’m on the pitch helping my team-mates,” he told the

Manchester Evening News. “Wigan is a massive game for us, as are

the next few coming up. “But you have to look at the next game

which is this Saturday. We have to try and dig out three points,

although we know it is not going to be easy. “We have to go there

and believe in our talent, believe in each other, make it difficult

for them all over the pitch and get a result. Once we get the next

win we can build on it as the weeks go on.”