Martinez - Town want Scotland
Latics boss set to offload striker
Last Updated: August 9, 2010 12:29pm
Scotland: Attracting interest
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Ipswich have made an approach to sign striker Jason Scotland.
Skysports.com revealed on Saturday that the Tractor Boys were on the verge of landing the Trinidadian frontman, and Martinez has confirmed his departure is imminent.
Scotland has struggled for goals since arriving at the DW Stadium from Swansea last summer, scoring just once in the Premier League last season.
His record in the second tier is prolific though, and his availability has alerted the attention of Ipswich boss Roy Keane.
"It's not the first time that a few clubs have been in for one of our players," Martinez told the Wigan Evening Post. "We'll see what happens.
"It's fair to say there is strong interest there from Ipswich Town, and a few other clubs have also asked us about Jason.
"It's just a case now of sitting down with all the parties and working out what is the best move for Wigan Athletic."
Martinez has boosted his ranks this summer and is currently assessing a number of players who have been training with the club.
Former Burnley captain Steven Caldwell - brother of Latics defender Gary - is one of those on trial and he featured in Sunday's friendly against Dundee United.
"Steven is trying to get his full fitness back and he hasn't played a lot of football this year," Martinez said.
"He had a couple of niggles and needs to play football to get his intensity back.
"You could see how much Steven enjoyed the run-out. He is a talker and a leader and there are not many of his type around.
"We will speak to Steven, and obviously these things boil down to a few things such as numbers.
"We need to carry on assessing Steven as well as Sekou Baradji and the other players we have been looking at.
"Different players, different positions, different situations, but they have all been working well and have fitted well into the group."