Wigan Athletic - Latics Linked With Two Keepers
UK time is: 16:08:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Latics Linked With Two Keepers

Wigan Athletic are being linked with two goalkeepers as Latics boss Roberto Martinez widens his search as he looks to bolster his options between the posts.

The keepers in question are former Germany international Timo Hildebrand who is a free agent following his release from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim and Albion Rovers young shot stopper Derek Gaston.

Hildebrand who is 31 made his name at Stuttgart where he made 221 appearances before signing for Valencia but he couldn`t settle in Spain and the 7 times capped Germany international moved back to the Bundesliga 18 months later when he joined Hoffenheim.

According to reports both the Latics and Premier League rivals Fulham are interested in Hildebrand with his agent Martin Stopper saying the keeper would welcome a move to England.

Stopper said: 'He is very keen to challenge himself in the English game, Hildebrand feels the time is right to play in the Premier League.'

Meanwhile Latics interest in young keeper Gaston has been revealed to the press by his manager at Albion Rovers Paul Martin who says that along with Martinez, Watford, Motherwell, Hamilton and Rangers have all had a look at his player

Martin told the press: 'Wigan and Watford had a look as did Motherwell and Hamilton.

'Rangers watched him last season and have renewed their interest.'

Join The Vital Debate

Bookmark and Share

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

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

The Journalist

Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 4 2010

Time: 11:32AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Stooper, great name for a keepers agent
Report Abuse
04/08/2010 11:36:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Latics Youngster Moves To Wrexham On Loan (Thursday November 26 2015)

Any Previous? Southend United v Latics (Thursday November 26 2015)

Dan's Big Game Report - Latics 0 Burton 1 (Wednesday November 25 2015)

PWU Latics Podcast - Walking With Elephants (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Burton Albion (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Team News From The DW - Latics v Burton (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 86
2. hindleymonwafc 69
3. Thorpyness 57
4. 1henski 54
5. Yon Mon 50
6. nottinghamlatic 49
7. Whittleblue 48
8. Moonay 36
9. Lazysid 29
10. loudmouthblue 29

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Gillingham 19 11 4 4 14 37
3. Burton 18 11 2 5 3 35
4. Walsall 18 9 6 3 13 33
5. Wigan 19 9 6 4 10 33
6. Bradford 19 8 7 4 3 31
7. Peterborough 19 9 3 7 11 30
8. Southend 19 8 6 5 3 30

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Crewe snap up defender
» Crewe : 26/11/2015 16:04:00
McFadzean Makes Stevenage Loan Move
» Sheff Utd : 26/11/2015 16:01:00
Match Day Officials v Sheffield United
» Barnsley : 26/11/2015 15:03:01
Match Day Officials v Walsall
» Bradford : 26/11/2015 15:02:01
Match Day Officials v Colchester
» Burton : 26/11/2015 15:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man Of The Match v Burton
Suggested By:  Benny Hill
Jussi Jääskeläinen 0%
Donervon Daniels 0%
Craig Morgan 0%
Chris McCann 0%
Tim Chow 20%
Reece James 60%
David Perkins 20%
Max Power 0%
Michael Jacobs 0%
Yanic Wildschut 0%
Alex Revell 0%