Date:Monday May 4 2009
Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce said only last week that he was expecting a quiet summer on the transfer front, he`s now changed his tune saying that a deal has already been done on one player and two more are in the pipeline
Bruce is giving no hints as to who it may be but he is clear in the fact that the club need to bring in new blood, he said:
'It is always nice to get your business done early and we have two or three things bubbling away, although it would be wrong to identify anyone because they are still with their respective clubs'
'We have an agreement in place with a particular club and as soon as the window opens that one will hopefully be tied up.'
The position that needs strengthening is upfront with a distinct lack of goals a major problem, Zaki dried up in October, Mido has managed just two and new guy Hugo Rodallega has still to open his account despite a good run in the side, Bruce continued:
'We are eyeing a few targets and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to work out where we are looking and where to improve'
'Always at that end of the pitch it is difficult.
'You look at all the Manchester United players, all £30million-worth, and only Cristiano Ronaldo (17) has got more than 15 Premier League goals this year.
'That is how hard the Premier League is. For us to find one who is going to get 12 or 15 goals in the league we have to unearth one.
'We have to keep digging away and hope that we can but, make no mistake, it is very difficult. Even if you have huge finances it is not easy to get one who can do it.'
Bruce is aware that the Latics are, if not a selling club, certainly a stepping club that players will use to move on to a bigger stage and when he does build a good team it will be inevitable that he will have to break it up to allow the players to move on, this is unsettling for the team but at least allows the club to attract a high calibre of young players who will know that if they perform then they will not be held back, Bruce continued:
'In January we had arguably the best Wigan team this club has had but unfortunately I had to break it up'
'I can't sit here and say we will be very settled. We have to try to plan and if one of the big clubs comes along and offers the money like we had for Palacios then Valencia will go, we know that.
'It does become frustrating because you never want to sell but we have to keep trying to progress and find another one.
'Make no mistake, we will be working away in the summer to bring a few in.'
Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived
Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link
Latics and Proud
Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan
To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site
Vital Latics - Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts
It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved
Date:Monday May 4 2009
Any Previous? Latics v Fulham (Thursday October 30 2014)
PWU Latics Podcast - A Ghost In My House (Thursday October 30 2014)
James McClean Named In Rep of Ireland Squad (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Fixture Change - Boro Away Day Brought Forward (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Roger Espinoza Vital Man Of The Match v Derby (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Vital Office Party Tickets - Supporting Alder Hey (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Latics To Go All Star Trek With Brighton Beam Back (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Meet The Ref - Latics v Fulham - James Adcock (Tuesday October 28 2014)
'Family Day' - Latics v Fulham - Special Offers (Monday October 27 2014)
What The Bosses Said - Derby 1 Latics 2 (Sunday October 26 2014)
|18. Leeds Utd||14||4||4||6||-4||16|
|Howe: It's great to have so much competition
» Bournemouth : 31/10/2014 08:12:00
|Cook: Finding another level
» Bournemouth : 31/10/2014 08:07:00
|LUFC On This Day - October 31st
» Leeds Utd : 31/10/2014 07:15:00
|Lennon: Adams Was The Right Choice
» Norwich : 31/10/2014 07:00:00
|Rowett Attention to Detail Revealed
» Birmingham : 31/10/2014 07:00:00