UK time is: 14:05:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Chris Kirkland Set For Leicester City Move


Wigan Athletic keeper Chris Kirkland looks like he could be heading off to Championship club Leicester City on loan until January at least.

Since Ali Al-Habsi was installed into the first team against Hartlepool United back in August, Kirkland has been unable to shift the Oman international and has been consigned to the substitutes bench, except for the Bolton game that Al-Habsi was ineligible to play in.

The Daily Mirror are reporting that Kirkland is set to join Leicester, his home town club, after the weekend game when the Latics face Manchester United at Old Trafford, and that if the loan spell is successful then Kirkland could make the move a permanent one come January.

If this is true then Al-Habsi`s loan deal with the Latics must also be set to become a permanent one or it could leave the club in a very sticky position. It looks like Mike Pollitt, who has just recovered from elbow surgery, could be stepping up to number two goalkeeper again, with Latics only other professional keeper, youngster Lee Nicholls, inexperienced and also currently on loan at Hartlepool.

Speaking about the proposed loan move for Kirkland Latics boss Roberto Martinez said: "Chris is working well and training at a fantastic level"

"He needs to play football to regain his full level and so I will speak to Chris and make the right decision in that respect.

"He has not missed a training session in eight weeks and you can recall a goalkeeper in 24 hours if you need him."



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:Friday November 19 2010

Time: 10:43AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Quite obvious that Kirkie wouldnt be content with sitting on the bench
worbo
Report Abuse
19/11/2010 10:49:00

Lets be honest, based on his last few appearances he'd be struggling challenging young Nicholls for the reserves no.1 jersey. A loan deal to be made permanent IF we manage to sign Ali permanently would be ideal, if Ali goes back over the hill then it may well also give him time to rebuild his shattered confidence.
Gaz_Latic
Report Abuse
19/11/2010 20:15:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

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 65
2. Whittleblue 55
3. Martinez1986 48
4. scotdave 42
5. Lardtaster 38
6. Moonay 35
7. russialatic 30
8. centrelink1 26
9. loudmouthblue 26
10. BrickLatic 22

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Reading 35 11 8 16 -16 41
19. Brighton 35 9 13 13 -3 40
20. Fulham 35 11 6 18 -13 39
21. Rotherham 35 8 13 14 -18 37
22. Wigan 35 7 10 18 -15 31
23. Millwall 35 7 10 18 -26 31
24. Blackpool 35 4 10 21 -40 22

Breaking League News

The Opposition View - Bradford
Reading : 06/03/2015 12:00:01
Powell Demands Rotherham Reaction
Huddersfield : 06/03/2015 11:43:01
When To Stick Or Twist
Blackburn : 06/03/2015 11:31:00
VIDEO: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Blackburn Rovers 2
Blackburn : 06/03/2015 11:28:01
Alex Neil Talks To The Media Ahead Of Millwall
Norwich : 06/03/2015 11:26:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Norwich
Suggested By:  David Sharpe
Scott Carson 2%
Emmerson Boyce 31%
Harry Maguire 5%
Jason Pearce 5%
Gaetan Bong 0%
James Perch 0%
Kim Bo-kyung 52%
Jermaine Pennant 0%
James McClean 5%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 0%
Leon Clarke 0%