Roberto Martinez keen to strengthen in January

Roberto Martinez Wigan ManagerWigan manager Roberto Martinez has hinted that he is planning to make additions to his squad during the January transfer window.

The Latics are currently suffering from a mini injury crisis and could be without eight first-team stars for tonight’s Premier League clash against Newcastle.

The Spaniard is concerned by the lack of depth in his squad and revealed that plans are in place to draft in some fresh talent next month:

“The way we’ve been running our football club we always try to work in advance and we’re trying to get probably two or three players to help the ones we have got at the club to give us a real boost in January,” he is quoted by SkySports.

“Remember it is a difficult window but we have been working now for a long time to identify players who can bring us something different.”

He is also keen to keep hold of his star players, after seeing Victor Moses leave during the summer:

“We will work as hard as we can and our focus is to be a stronger squad when the window closes so that’s not going to change.”

Wigan currently occupy 15th position in the Premier League, with their 14 point haul putting them two points clear of the relegation zone.