Date:Monday December 6 2010
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has spoken about the need to be creative in the transfer window to ensure that the Latics can bring in the personnel needed to give the club a fighting chance of keeping their Premier League status for the next campaign.
With limited finances it looks like there will be another delve into the loan market for Martinez and there are strong suggestions that Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is set to sign for the Latics on a rest of season deal, the shortage of strikers, fit or otherwise is a concern and the signing of JET could be a move that benefits all parties concerned.
Last January both Marcel Moreno and Vladimir Stojkovic arrived at the DW Stadium on ½ season loans and this is a system that Martinez isn`t afraid to use with Ali Al-Habsi and Tom Cleverely already at the club.
Premier League rules though state that only two loan signings maybe made from the EPL but more can come from abroad, possibly Tom Cleverley will be back at Old Trafford once his current deal runs out in January even though Martinez is keen to extend it.
Speaking about the complexity of wheeling and dealing in the market Martinez said: 'It's a challenge, it's clear that we're a club that has learnt to do it in a very specific way.
'We're a small, family football club and we enjoy the challenges. I like to know where we are in terms of the budget and then be creative with the signings.
'In the last three windows we've brought in 16 players. We've got some of the most talented young players you'll see and that fills me with excitement.
'We're in a period that with injuries and suspensions, it's making it a little bit hard, but it's an enjoyable challenge and the second half gives me optimism for the future.'
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 December 6 2010
12th Man - Let's Put The Frighteners On Fulham (Friday October 31 2014)
Any Previous? Latics v Fulham (Thursday October 30 2014)
PWU Latics Podcast - A Ghost In My House (Thursday October 30 2014)
James McClean Named In Rep of Ireland Squad (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Fixture Change - Boro Away Day Brought Forward (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Roger Espinoza Vital Man Of The Match v Derby (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Vital Office Party Tickets - Supporting Alder Hey (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Latics To Go All Star Trek With Brighton Beam Back (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Meet The Ref - Latics v Fulham - James Adcock (Tuesday October 28 2014)
'Family Day' - Latics v Fulham - Special Offers (Monday October 27 2014)
|18. Leeds Utd||14||4||4||6||-4||16|
|The Bolton Preview
» Norwich : 31/10/2014 10:24:00
|Villa to get rebuffed over Sako move
» Wolves : 31/10/2014 10:14:00
|Former Man Utd Keeper set to sign?
» Wolves : 31/10/2014 10:09:00
|Team news: Blackburn vs Reading
» Reading : 31/10/2014 10:00:00
|RUFC - Evans 'Pringle Is A Threat'
» Rotherham : 31/10/2014 09:42:00