Martinez keen to strengthen
Roberto Martinez is looking to strengthen in several areas this month as he bids to keep Wigan in the top flight.
Last Updated: 09/01/12 10:47am
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is looking to strengthen in several areas this month as he bids to keep the Latics in the top flight.
The Premier League strugglers are in the hunt for a new left-back after Patrick van Aanholt returned to Chelsea following the cancellation of his season-long loan by mutual consent.
Martinez has admitted he will be looking to strengthen other areas between now and the end of the window.
The Wigan boss told the Evening Post: "Patrick has gone back to Chelsea, and now we need to finalise a couple of options that we are currently looking into.
"Left-back is obviously one of the positions we will be looking at, although it is by no means the only one.
"It means we have now got our full quota of two domestic loans available to us again, but we need to wait to ensure we get exactly the right players that we need to improve the squad."
On the injury front, Martinez is hopeful the calf problem Shaun Maloney suffered in the shock 2-1 FA Cup defeat at Swindon on Saturday will not prove too serious.
He added: "Shaun has picked up a soft-tissue problem that we will assess, but it doesn't look too serious which is good news.
"We'll know more over the next 24 hours but I think he'll be okay."