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Editors Blog: Wigan's Best Starting Eleven - Midfielders

One commodity we never ever seem to be short of here at the DW Stadium is good midfielders, and well that continues to be the case. Ranging from the up and coming to the experienced older head, we have a midfielder to suit everyone's needs.

Stu Forster

Adam Forshaw

Starting off with the young and talented, the player who Uwe Rosler chased all summer and well he got his man, eventually. Brought up at the academy at Everton the midfielder moved for nothing own to London, and after an impressive couple of season has shown his true talents, hence why we paid out for him.

As of yet Forshaw hasn't featured regularly which is a combination of other midfielders playing 'well' and that Forshaw didn't have the best of pre-seasons. A very talented player from what we have seen though and someone who will eventually cement a starting position. Should he start now?

Emyr Huws

Brought in on loan and you sort of expect him to cover and then ship back of to Manchester City where he was so highly rated. Yet in his short spell here Huws showed some real class as well as strong on the ball and a great left foot, all of which opened Uncle Dave's purse strings.

unfortunately he is our injured for the weekend and will be missed in the engine room. For me has to be a week in week out starter and will only get better with time and more matches. But what do you think?

Don Cowie

Experienced head at this level and just why he was brought in, especially considering he cost nothing at all. The result though has been a mixed bag. In some games he has worked his socks off and really done well for the team, in others he has gone walkies and you have wondered if he was on the pitch.

defiantly a Rosler favourite though but you would hope performances by other players would encourage him to change his mind about the lad and put him on the bench. Or do you as well see him as a regular starter?

William Kvist

Great player to have in the team, and has that head to play the deep lying role. Show two attacking high pressing midfielders in front of him and you have a great mix of a midfield. Just a typical continental footballer in that he can read the game, intercept the ball and always willing to put a foot in.

I still don't think we have seen the best of him yet, maybe more to come from him over the season?

Roger Espionza

Left out to dry by Rosler and a player I don't think we will see in the blue and white of Wigan Athletic again, which is a massive shame for a devoted and loyal player. Roger always put a 110% into games and if you needed someone to lift the tempo or to get the team going then this was the guy to call upon.

Okay maybe he isn't a starting midfielder, but for me he is the man you bring on when the opposition are tired ad you want someone's fresh legs to open them up. What do you think?

Shaun Maloney

Every Wigan fan has their fingers and toes crossed that his form will return, which if you saw the Scotland games this week it looked to have. How was this I ask you cry? Well playing him centrally in an attacking creative role, that has always been the way to unlock Shaun Maloney.

Give him freedom and players willing to make runs and Shaun will find them one way or another. Does he cut the mustard in your midfield.

Chris McCann

The sooner back the better. Last season alongside Ben Watson he formed a formidable partnership in the heart of our midfield. Both box to box midfielders who just love winning the ball and spraying the passes around. Chris was someone who we all moaned about in the early stages of his Wigan career yet he grew into a very talented midfield player who should just why Owen Coyle wanted him.

If Chris was fit would he play in your team?

Ben Watson

Ah the golden boy, Ben will probably never have to pay for a drink again in his life in the Wigan area. That legendry status could misguide you want for him back in our team, the truth is though we don't have anyone else of Ben's ability in the squad. A true technical talent under Roberto Martinez he slowly changed his game from that attacking style or a defensive well mannered and paced midfielder.

Well look what the result was? But would he make your line up?