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Hutchings still on the hunt

Wigan buoyant after second straight win

By Phil Jackson.   Last Updated: 19/08/07 9:09am

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Chris Hutchings admits Wigan Athletic are still looking to strengthen, despite notching their second successive win of the season.

"We'd still like to make more signings though, but we'll have to wait and see."
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Goals from Emile Heskey (19), Denny Lanzaat (pen - 62) and Antoine Sibierski (pen - 69) gave Hutchings' side a comprehensive 3-0 win over Sunderland at the JJB Stadium.

Wigan bounced back from their opening day defeat to Everton at Goodison Park, with a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at home.

Saturday's victory takes Wigan's tally to six points, and the manager insists home form will be key to his team's survival this season.

"Yeah, it's always important to win your home games and we've done that, so we're very pleased," he told Sky Sports.

"I thought we were a little bit slow out of the blocks, but when Emile scored we went from strength to strength.

"It's always about winning games and when you're winning games you get confident."


Sibierski scored his third goal in three games since joining from Newcastle United.

But while Hutchings is pleased with the frontman's return so far, he still wants to add to the squad before the close of the transfer window on 31st August.

"It's always important for strikers to score goals early on and he's done that so long may it continue," he added.

"We have brought good quality players in and they shift the ball very well.

"We'd still like to make more signings though, but we'll have to wait and see."

Next up for Wigan is a trip to West Ham United at Upton Park, but Hutchings will be hoping to get all his players safely back from international duty in the meantime.


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