Latics look at Hungary stopper
By Juha Pal
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wigan have been impressed by Hungarian defender Roland Juhasz.Wigan have been impressed by Hungarian defender Roland Juhasz as they look to add further quality to their squad, although The Latics have strong rivals in the shape of Roda JC.
Both clubs were in attendance at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium as the 22-year-old put in a commanding display for Hungary in their 2-1 friendly defeat to Argentina on Wednesday night.
On the occasion of his 14th cap the MTK Budapest star marshalled Hernan Crespo well - incidentally the player who broke Wigan hearts by claiming a last minute winner for Chelsea in their Premiership opener on Sunday.
Wigan boss Paul Jewell has already strengthened his back-line significantly with the arrivals of Ryan Taylor, Pascal Chimbonda, Arjan De Zeeuw and Stephane Henchoz, although football co-ordinator Bill Green now says that Juhasz has caught the eye of the Premiership debutants.
"Juhasz had a determined display against Hernan Crespo and that's a very good reference for a defender," Green told Nemzeti Sport.
Roda JC coach Huub Stevens was also present at the showcase friendly and admitted he was vastly impressed with the youngster - with the Hungarian media reporting that the Dutch outfit are keen to sign the player immediately.
"Zoltan Gera is a superb player but Peter Halmosi and Szabolcs Hustzi played fine too, while Roland Juhasz was the lord of the air," enthused Stevens.