It’s not been nice for Callum Lang to watch what’s going on at parent club Wigan – but he insists his full focus is on his Motherwell efforts.

The Latics forward has made a decent impression in his brief time at Fir Park so far. He’s shown flashes of what he can bring Stephen Robinson’s frontline, scoring his first goal in the Europa League against Glentoran.

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Callum Lang swapped Wigan for Motherwell this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Lang is looking to build experience that he hopes will break him into the Wigan first-team, a side he’s been at since he was a kid. But it’s a worrying time for the League One club, currently in administration.

It’s meant that many of their top players have been sold as financial hardship grasps the club. Lang is concentrated on his claret and amber work, but admits it’s ‘not nice’ to see what’s happening at Wigan.


“It’s so frustrating because, watching the games, it’s easy to see that we have a good team and a solid squad, but results just haven’t gone our way,” he said of his Motherwell start.

“Results are the most important thing so we’re looking to change that, but we know we have a good side and that will change. We would rather play badly and get three points, but I think if we were getting beat and playing poorly it would be more worrying than it is.

“We haven’t got the results but we’ve showed promise, I think we need to keep doing the same things, be patient, and I think it will come good. Intensity in training is good, and we’re going into Saturday, aiming for that win, so hopefully we can get off the mark.

“It’s tough and it’s not nice (the situation at Wigan). I’ve been there since I was a kid so to see that is not nice at all. But at the minute I need to focus on Motherwell and hope that situation can get sorted.

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Boyhood Wigan man. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“I want to do as well as I can here so that when I go back there next season, I can hopefully help them out.”

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