Seven points from a total of 15 available leaves Wigan sat in 11th place going into September. It is of course going to take time for the 20 players that have come to the club to mix in and to gel together in the way that Gary Caldwell would like them to. However in the Football League time isn't always on your side.
The club faces five fixtures over the course of September, three games away from home and two at the DW Stadium. The problem here being that we have yet to record a result away from home this season and if we are to do well that statistic has got to change.
First up is a tough away trip to last seasons Play-off contenders Chesterfield. The South Yorkshire club have started the season well this year and currently sit on ten points. That is only three better off than us, showing just how important getting our first away win will be. With the team now having settled down, hopefully we can go to Proact Stadium and get some much needed points.
The games that follow in September are against the teams in and around us. Away day trips to Oldham Athletic and Port Vale will prove tough test, but these are the kind of games we need to be winning if we have serious ambitions of trying to push our way back into the Championship.
Whilst our two home games come against Fleetwood and fellow former Championship team Millwall. The men from the Den, Millwall, have found it difficult at the start of this season having only picked up one win. They will looking to be in a better position in the League by the time they come visit us at the DW Stadium at the end of September.
A tough month then, and with all the transfers done and dusted the team needs to start gelling together ad start getting those all important wins on the board.