UK time is: 17:48:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Martinez - Kirkland Has Big Role With Latics


Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has told Chris Kirkland that he wants him to stay at the Latics and despite the fact that he has been out of the side in recent weeks, he is very much part of his plans.

It was widely reported that Kirkland was unhappy about the fact that he was completely fit yet sat on the bench for the past few weeks, with loanee Ali Al-Habsi in fine form it appears that Kirkie will have it all on to gain his place back, the noises in the press suggested that Kirkland will assess his position ahead of the next transfer window in January and could be looking for a new club if he isn`t playing regular with the Latics.

Martinez though says that it`s all been taken out of context and that the 29 year old shotstopper is going nowhere and has a vital role to play at the Latics, Martinez also said that he`d expect Kirkland to be unhappy about not playing.

Speaking to the press Martinez said: 'I have got a great relationship with Chris and we have spoken about his role at the football club.

'I told him he has been a No.1 for many seasons and has earned the respect of the fans and everyone.

'Some of the things that have been in the press I think have been taken out of context.

'We need Chris Kirkland at this football club, there is no other issue at all.

'If he was to be happy and not playing, there would be something really wrong.

'He is a great competitor, has great standards and his role at the football club is vital - playing or not playing.'



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






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 26 2010

Time: 11:25AM

Your Comments

That clears that up then?
worbo
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

The Team Sheets - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

Derby v Latics - Big Game Preview (Saturday October 25 2014)

Early Team News - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

What The Bosses Say - Derby v Latics (Friday October 24 2014)

12th Man - Is It Time For A Change? (Friday October 24 2014)

Any Previous? - Derby v Latics (Thursday October 23 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up (Thursday October 23 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 213
2. loudmouthblue 128
3. russialatic 113
4. Thorpyness 98
5. hindleymonwafc 94
6. Pauvre Jean 82
7. riddy 67
8. Whittleblue 62
9. Lazysid 61
10. albert jckson 57

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
21. Brighton 14 2 7 5 -3 13
22. Bolton 14 3 2 9 -11 11

Breaking League News

Bolton : 25/10/2014 17:20:00
Watford : 25/10/2014 17:14:00
Brighton : 25/10/2014 17:14:00
Blackburn : 25/10/2014 17:04:00
Bournemouth : 25/10/2014 17:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Wil Win Today?
Suggested By:  Kevin Hector
Latics 25%
Derby 75%
Draw 0%