Date:Monday October 25 2010
Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Chris Kirkland looks like he is ready to quit the club if his demands to be re-instated into the starting eleven aren`t met.
Kirkland, who has suffered with injuries ever since the Latics signed the big shot stopper from Liverpool in 2006, has been in and out of the team over the past four years due to a catalogue of problems ranging from back spasms to broken fingers.
What has remained constant during that time has been the fact that the Latics have stood by the 29 year old and kept him has number one and only looked to bring in cover for when he is sidelined.
This season however that cover, Ali Al-Habsi, who is on a season long loan from Bolton, has come in and performed superbly and put pressure on Kirkland for the starting position.
Kirkland had the keepers jersey for the opening two games of the season and he ended up conceding 10 goals in those two games and had a bit of a mare, it was rumoured that he was injured when he was left out of the next game, away at Hartlepool in the Carling Cup which ended in a 3-0 win for the Latics
Al-Habsi came in for that one and subsequently kept his place in the team for the next Premier League game away at Spurs which Latics also won keeping a clean sheet into the bargain.
With just one defeat in the eight games that Al-Habsi has played and just six goals conceded the pressure is on Kirkland who now sees is top spot at the club under threat.
Instead of knuckling down and battling for his place, after all Kirkie is a top quality keeper, he is making noises of being off at the first opportunity.
Kirkland told reporters: "If I am not playing too much between now and Christmas, I shall have to look at the situation.
"Now that I am fit, I want to play. It has been frustrating."
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
Date:Monday October 25 2010
Gary Caldwell Praises Fans For Meet And Greet (Sunday April 19 2015)
What The Bosses Said - Latics 2 Brighton 1 (Sunday April 19 2015)
Latics 2-1 Brighton - It's Chow Time (Sunday April 19 2015)
Stats: Wigan Athletic v Brighton and Hove Albion (Saturday April 18 2015)
Latics v Brighton - Big Game Preview (Saturday April 18 2015)
Gary Caldwell Issues A Rally Cry To The Fans (Friday April 17 2015)
Firday Is Latics Podcast Day - Grab A Listen (Friday April 17 2015)
Any Previous? - Latics v Brighton (Friday April 17 2015)
Josh Murphy Extends His Loan At The Latics (Thursday April 16 2015)
Jason Pearce Red Card Overturned - So What? (Thursday April 16 2015)
|Blackpool 0-1 Fulham - Champ
» Blackpool : 19/04/2015 18:14:00
|Gary Caldwell Praises Fans For Meet And Greet
» Wigan : 19/04/2015 18:01:01
» Bolton : 19/04/2015 17:37:01
|What The Bosses Said - Latics 2 Brighton 1
» Wigan : 19/04/2015 17:07:00
|Valiant Royals fall to Arsenal in extra time
» Reading : 19/04/2015 16:47:01