Scouting Reports

What can we expect from Marc Albrighton?

Wigan have signed the Aston Villa midfielder Marc Albrighton. The England U21 arrives at the DW for a 28 day loan. But what can we expect from the winger?

Meeting the Opposition: S.V. Zulte Waregem

As Wigan are about to take their baby steps into the big bad world of Europa League. And here is the first in what I hope will be a serious of meeting the opposition. Where I take a look at the team we are going to face in Europe.

New Signings Review: Leon Barnett

The experienced center back become the ninth signing of the Owen Coyle revolution and now supply's the team with a full back line even with two of our experienced defenders. So how much did the former West Brom player cost us, a meager £500,000.

New Signing Review: Juan Carlos Garcia

With one Honduran going out (Maynor Figueroa), the club had to of course bring in another one. Well we had lost a left/centre back so the logical thing would be bring in another such player. Welcome to Juan Carlos Garcia.

New Signing Review: Grant Holt

Arouna Kone out the door, Wigan had to look for a new striker, and in comes another 32 year old striker, and Grant Holt came in for a fee rumoured to be £2 million. The player is proven at all levels and we have paid for a player who will score goals

New Signing Review: Marc-Antoine Fortune

With the club left with only one striker (Arouna Kone) Coyle had to make a move and bring in a player who could make an impact in the team. With the free market being so big this summer, Coyle yet again dipped in.

New Signing Review: Chris McCann

Former Burnley man, and a player that Owen Coyle admires, Chris McCann adds an extra versatile player who can play anywhere in the midfield and also play as a centre back if the need must. Coming in on a free the player gives the team something extra

New Signing Review: Thomas Rogne

With the club losing one talented young defender, we needed to get out hands on another one, and Owen Coyle was quick to snap up Thomas Rogne from Celtic on a free transfer. The Norway under-21 international is a fantastic signing by the club.

New Signing Review: Steven Crainey

With Maynor Figueroa flying off to the tropical climate of Hull this summer, Wigan have been left with no recognized left back this summer, so the club had to move for a left back and really they had to be experienced. Mr Crainey fits that bill.

New Signing Review: James Perch

With five defenders going to pastures news, and two our injured for the start of the season the club had to act to sign new and Championship quality defenders. The rumour was Wigan were closing in on a Premier League defender for a steal.

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New Signing Review: Scott Carson

Taking a look at the new lads, we would start at the back with our new number one goalkeeper. Scott Carson the former England international goalkeeper who comes in to provide some competition for Ali Al Habsi.

Scouting Report: Roger Espinoza

The Honduran star, was sensational at this years Olympics and was part of the side that tore apart a Brazil side which included the likes of Oscar and Neymar. Roger Espinoza was on form and in total control of the midfield.

Scouting Report: Arouna Kone

Arouna Kone, the 28 year old Ivorian striker looks set to become Martinez's fourth signing of the summer. Well that is according to the latest reports out of Spain. The Levante striker who last seaosn bagged 17 goals in 34 appearances....

What Have We Signed: Fraser Fyvie

I didn't do a Scouting Report on our first summer signing, so instead I am going to take a look at just what have we signed and how he will impact on Wigan Athletic for the forth coming season and in the years to come. First of lets get the details o

Scouting Report: Ivan Ramis

The news on the signing of the Spanish centre backs seems to have died down in recent days. But it does appear that we are in the lead to sign the player ahead of everyone else. Report bids of £9 million are apparently wide of the mark, and Wigan hav

Wigan's Revolving Striker Door

Over the years, I think many Wigan fans will agree that when it comes to strikers we have always had one who has stuck out from the rest and really been the clubs talisman. I could name a whole string of players from David Lowe to Andy Liddle,

Scouting Report: Marco Pappa

Well with a deal believed to be legit over in the states I thought it was a good idea to look at what we look to be signing in the shape of the 24 year old Guatemalan international (Marco Pappa). First of all he is a midfielder which is one of the positions we do need to fill, and signing a player on a free is always nice.

Scouting Report: Jamie Murphy

Now Jamie Murphy is a player who has got bags of talent and at the age of 23, having had a great couple of seasons in the SPL, he could be ready to move up to the Premier League. He has been linked with Wigan in the past, and it looked likely last summer that he was Wigan bound before the deal fell through.

Scouting Report: Dimitris Salpingidis

The Greek winger, has been high in the speculation for one of the players that Wigan are in the look out for this coming summer. And with Martinez out in Poland and having watched the Greek players train at least twice. The rumour could be more than just that.

Scouting Report: The Freebies

Much like last season there are a lot of players that are available on a free who would actually improve the team. When you get someone on a free the money you don't use on paying for them you can use that money to increase the bag pack and make club look more attractive.

Scouting Report: Who Do We Need?

The new feature for the summer months, where once or twice a week I will be looking at who we need, and the players we have been linked with in and around the media. So to start off with I am going to take a look at each position in turn and see who we already have and where the short falls are going to be.

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