Wigan not sitting still
Say this about Roberto Martinez: He’s not willing to watch this Wigan campaign go to pot without a fight.
The Latics deficiencies are many and obvious, but at least there will be some new faces in coming weeks. Wigan has reportedly signed Mexican striker Guillermo Franco, acquired Chelsea’s Franco di Santo on a loan and signed Scottish defender Steven Caldwell.
The acquisition of di Santo promises the most return. It is hoped that the Argentine might be able to find some chemistry with countryman Mauro Boselli, who’s had some good moments but has yet to open his EPL account.
Caldwell, at least, is expected to be available for Tuesday’s Carling Cup match against Hartlepool United.
Caldwell was with the team during the preseason, but had not played in the Latics’ first two EPL matches. His brother, Gary, was recently named Wigan’s captain.