Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Wigan - Eric Black speaks about 'the injuries'

Wigan - Eric Black speaks about 'the injuries'

Wigan Athletic assistant manager, Eric Black, has spoken about the state of fitness concerning two of the Latics most important players, Paul Scharner and Chris Kirkland ahead of this Saturdays season opener at West Ham.

Other players carrying 'knocks` include Emile Heskey, Jason Koumas and Ryan Taylor.

Scharner injured his ankle in the game against Barnsley two weeks a go, landing heavily following a leap to head the ball away from danger and he still hasn`t resumed full training yet.

Black says on Sharner:

'Unfortunately, Paul is still struggling and hasn't started full training yet. He did some straight-line running on Monday but, with an ankle injury, that's not too much of a problem to do."

'It's once you start changing direction and turning that the tendons and ligaments take more pressure on them."

'I think it's touch and go with him but we'll give Paul every chance to prove his fitness ahead of the game."

'If he doesn't make it, we've got Titus Bramble who came in and worked exceptionally hard in pre-season."

'Titus has shown without doubt he is a Premier League centre-back, and I'm sure the manager won't have any hesitation in throwing him in. He has played all of the friendlies and done well.'

Chris Kirkland is a different matter and he hasn`t featured this preseason following more problems with his back, but has goalkeeping coach Nigel Spink revealed to Vital Latics last week he is likely to play on Saturday.

Black says on Kirkland:

"Chris Kirkland is fine, he's responded well to treatment and has been training without any problems for the past couple of days."

Heskey limped off the pitch after 20 minutes on Sunday in the friendly against FC Utrecht but Bruce said at the time that it was nothing to worry about and Black confirms this:

'Emile still has a bit of tightness in the groin area but he'll hopefully be okay to start training again tomorrow."

Jason Koumas and Ryan Taylor are also making good progress according to Black and he says:

'With regard to our other injuries, Jason Koumas started training again with the squad yesterday after a problem with his knee. He trained for three days with the fitness coach first and then joined up with the rest of us, which we're delighted about."

'Ryan Taylor has still got a problem with his shin but he's doing work with the physios.'

Roll on Saturday and lets get this season started

Vital Latics

With the season fast approaching why not enter our Fantasy Football, its free and you could win £5,000 plus a host of other prizes are on offer

It is easy to enter, just go to: Vital Latics Fantasy Football Game and pick your team.

Then press 'join mini league' or use the left hand side menu option 'mini league' to join Vital Wigans league:

League title: Latics Speyk
Password: latics

It`s all FREE





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

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Wednesday August 13 2008
Time: 9:37AM

Comments

0
Scharner will be missed if he doesnt make it
worbo
13/08/2008 09:41:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Meet The Ref - Latics v Barnsley - Tony Harrington

In what could be a feisty game the referee may have to be at the races to ensure that all stays fair, an experienced head is what is needed, instead we have rookie ref Tony Harrington

David Perkins - Vital Latics Player Of The Season 2015/16

David Perkins has been voted the Vital Latics Player of the Season 2015/16

No Cash Turnstile Available On Sunday - Bring On The Champs

The Latics will be receiving the League One Champions trophy this Sunday after the Barnsley game, it is the final match of what has been a truly entertaining and wonderful season

Yanic Wildschut In Team Of The Week (4/5/16)

Wigan Athletic are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Blackpool
Suggested By: David Sharpe
Jussi Jääskeläinen9%
Donervon Daniels0%
Craig Morgan0%
Stephen Warnock0%
Reece Wabara0%
Sam Morsy0%
David Perkins0%
Max Power0%
Chris McCann81%
Michael Jacobs0%
Will Grigg0%
Yanic Wildschut10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Wigan 45 24 15 6 87 40
2 Burton 45 25 9 11 84 20
3 Walsall 45 23 12 10 81 17
4 Millwall 45 23 9 13 78 23
5 Bradford 45 22 11 12 77 13
6 Barnsley 45 21 8 16 71 13
7 Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 71 11
8 Gillingham 45 19 12 14 69 16
9 Coventry 45 18 12 15 66 16
10 Sheff Utd 45 18 12 15 66 7
11 Rochdale 45 18 12 15 66 6
12 Port Vale 45 18 11 16 65 3
13 Peterborough 45 18 6 21 60 5
14 Southend 45 16 11 18 59 -5
15 Bury 45 15 12 18 57 -18
16 Swindon 45 15 11 19 56 -10
17 Oldham 45 12 18 15 54 -12
18 Chesterfield 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Shrewsbury 45 13 11 21 50 -18
20 Fleetwood 45 11 15 19 48 -6
21 Blackpool 45 12 10 23 46 -19
22 Doncaster 45 11 12 22 45 -16
R Colchester 45 9 13 23 40 -41
R Crewe 45 7 13 25 34 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 12:30PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Moonay93
2.Whittleblue84
3.Thorpyness67
4.BrickLatic64
5.K-shine24
6.Ihaventaclue22
7.hindleymonwafc17
8.Lazysid13
9.scotdave13
10.loudmouthblue12