UK time is: 04:05:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wigan Athletic v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim



Wigan Athletic face Bundesliga club 1899 Hoffenheim this evening in the final game of the week long preseason training camp in Austria

The first two games, which brought a win and a draw against local opposition, GW Micheldorf, and Bulgarian side PFC Botev Plovdiv, respectively have proved to be good work outs for the Latics, though tonight's match against Hoffenheim is the showcase game of the tour

In the two previous games, Latics striker Mauro Boselli, returning from a year long loan has found the net in two appearances and boss Roberto Martinez is delighted, Martinez say's - 'Mauro is a goalscorer and he needs to score goals

'It's great to see certain individuals developing in this period like Mauro who has been away from the Club for a whole year but looked very sharp in and around the penalty area which is what his game is all about.'


The season ahead is a critical one for the Argentine striker, he failed to find his feet in Europe at both the Latics and on loan at Genoa in Italy, this was largely put down to family issues, which have now been resolved, Boselli married his fiancÚ and she is now able to come to the UK to stay with her husband, obviously this will ease some strain on the home live and we could see a new man out on the pitch, lets hope so

Boselli isn't the only player looking to impress during the preseason, last year Dave Jones, Ben Watson and Conor Sammon all featured less in the starting eleven than they would have liked and they are all putting the work in to get noticed

Jones scored from a free kick during the week as the Latics drew with Plovdiv and he is determined to catch the bosses eye, Jones say's -'I learnt a lot from the last campaign that has helped me improve as a player, and my focus now is on getting those fitness levels up and competing for a place in the team of course.'

Talented midfield man Ben Watson also wants more game time, but he understands that when it's going well on the pitch it's difficult for the boss to change things round, he says -'Last season I worked hard but the team did so well that it was difficult for it to be changed.

'For me now it is just a case of having a good pre-season, working hard and hopefully impressing the gaffer and the management staff and getting back into that team.'


So tonight will be another chance to impress, Hoffenheim, as previously said are a strong side, so this will be a tough encounter, the match takes place at Bad Wimsbach with a 7pm (local time) kick-off, UK time for the game is 6pm

Live text from the game can be followed on the Latics Official website



Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate









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:Saturday July 28 2012

Time: 11:58AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Should be a good work out plus a great test tactically
worbo
Report Abuse
28/07/2012 12:04:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

12th Man - A Strange Season So Far (Friday March 27 2015)

PWU Latics Podcast - People Hold On (Wednesday March 25 2015)

PWU Latics Podcast - People Hold On (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Latics 1 Bolton 1 - Curses! (Sunday March 22 2015)

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 220
2. Whittleblue 168
3. Lardtaster 137
4. Moonay 118
5. russialatic 117
6. Martinez1986 103
7. Oscarbon 92
8. hindleymonwafc 87
9. Danny_de_Zeeuw16 82
10. scotdave 80

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Huddersfield 39 11 11 17 -19 44
19. Reading 38 12 8 18 -19 44
20. Fulham 39 12 7 20 -18 43
21. Rotherham 39 9 13 17 -20 40
22. Wigan 39 8 11 20 -17 35
23. Millwall 39 7 12 20 -31 33
24. Blackpool 39 4 11 24 -48 23

Breaking League News

Harris - Youth Is Millwall's Future
╗ Millwall : 28/03/2015 21:43:01
McClaren - Change Our Momentum
╗ Derby County : 28/03/2015 21:36:01
Madine Not Ruling Out Blackpool Stay
╗ Blackpool : 28/03/2015 21:23:01
Clark - Cubero's Ready To Make An Impact
╗ Blackpool : 28/03/2015 21:15:01
LUFC Cook wins first cap in England win
╗ Leeds Utd : 28/03/2015 19:19:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

If relegated how long will it be before the Latics gain promotion back to the Championship?
Suggested By:  Lardtaster
Straight Back 92%
Two Seasons 0%
Three Seasons 0%
More The Three 0%
We Won't Be COming Back! 8%