From the Telegraph:

Wigan Athletic – currently second-bottom of the Barclays Premier League, three points adrift of safety with 12 games to go – are in Tenerife this week and pictures have been posted on Twitter of squad members lying by the pool.

Regarding those images, defender Caldwell has issued a statement on behalf of Wigan’s players on the club’s official website, saying: “Like many other teams at this time of year, we have travelled abroad to undergo a warm weather training camp.

“We are training twice a day in the heat and the squad is really being put through its paces, more so than we probably could have done at home, judging by the temperatures back there.

“Some of the long-term injured boys have travelled with us too and there is a fantastic spirit of togetherness in the camp when we go away on trips like this, the sort of spirit that got us through last season and will help this one too.

“We’ve been on similar trips before to Oman and La Manga and it’s always worked for us.

Anyone stupid enough to think Wigan’s players should be in whips and chains until they start winning again might want to read this.