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."
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Date:Monday October 25 2010
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