UK time is: 01:36:46
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bruce and Scharner to Talk in Austria

Wigan Athletic head off to Austria on Wednesday for a 10 day training camp as they prepare for the new season and manager Steve Bruce reckons it will be an ideal time to speak to central defender Paul Scharner about signing a new contract with the club.

Bruce told the Wigan Evening Post:

'We have been talking to Paul and I hope we are close to a deal.

'Probably an ideal time to speak more is when we're in Austria; we can
throw him off the side of a mountain if he doesn't sign!

'I really hope we can keep him. When we moved Paul back into the defence last season, he was a major factor in why we did so well.

'He is a very good player and has done extremely well at Latics that is why we want to tie up a deal for him.

'We'll do whatever we possibly can, and I think we are closer to agreeing something than we were a couple of months ago.

'There are still a couple of small things we need to agree on.'

Paul Scharner appears to be in no hurry to sign a new deal, indeed when I spoke to him at the 'Player of the Year` awards evening back in May he stated then that what ever happens he still has another year to run on his current contract so there was plenty of time to sort out a new one.

Scharner, as we all know is a bit of a character and likes to do things his way, but I genuinely believe he loves his football at the Latics and I think he likes the drama of all this contract talk.

He told the WEP:

'We are talking, but there is nothing new I can say at the moment.

'There is plenty of time to sort something out.

'I'm just looking forward to the new season. It was a long summer break, especially the first part of it when I couldn't do anything after the operation on my nose.

'The training camp in Austria should be good; it is a lovely part of the country. I spent a couple of weeks nearby earlier in the summer.'

Vital Latics





It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 14 2008

Time: 10:14AM

Your Comments

Lets hope that we can tie him down to a long deal
worbo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Any Previous? - Latics v Millwall (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Brentford (Saturday October 18 2014)

Latics v Brentford - Big Game Preview (Saturday October 18 2014)

12th Man - Worrying Times (Friday October 17 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 142
2. loudmouthblue 89
3. russialatic 85
4. hindleymonwafc 76
5. Thorpyness 68
6. Pauvre Jean 64
7. riddy 53
8. Moonay 49
9. Lazysid 43
10. legolad 42

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 0 - 0 Brentford
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Reading 12 4 3 5 -5 15
17. Huddersfield 12 4 3 5 -6 15
18. Millwall 12 3 4 5 -3 13
19. Wigan 12 2 5 5 -2 11
20. Brighton 12 2 5 5 -3 11
21. Birmingham 12 2 5 5 -7 11
22. Fulham 12 3 1 8 -9 10

Breaking League News

Cardiff v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner!
Forest : 21/10/2014 00:03:00
Watford v Forest Championship Preview
Forest : 20/10/2014 23:40:00
Toffolo Heads To Swindon
Norwich : 20/10/2014 22:14:00
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Ipswich
Cardiff : 20/10/2014 22:09:00
Johnson hoping fans remember what he did for Leeds
Leeds Utd : 20/10/2014 21:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Brentford
Suggested By:  Owen Coyle
Scott Carson 67%
James Tavernier 5%
Ivan Ramis 2%
Leon Barnett 2%
Andrew Taylor 2%
Adam Forshaw 5%
Don Cowie 5%
Shaun Maloney 2%
James McClean 5%
Callum McManaman 0%
Oriol Riera 5%