Martinez wants two signings
Latics boss concedes he is still looking for new players
Last Updated: August 13, 2011 10:51pm
Martinez: Wants two new signings at the DW Stadium
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez admits that he is still chasing two new signings following their 1-1 draw with Norwich on the opening day of the season.
After losing both Tom Cleverley and Charles N'Zogbia over the summer, the Spaniard has only managed to bring in goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi on a permanent deal from Bolton, as well as free transfers David Jones and Nouha Dicko.
It has now become public knowledge that the Latics boss is looking for a striker, with West Brom confirming on Friday that they had rejected a bid for star striker Peter Odemwingie.
"We are still looking for two players," said Martinez.
"I want to fulfil those roles with players who are already here, but it's only fair to the squad that we have enough numbers to face the demands of the Premier League, and we will do that."
Asked whether Odemwingie would be brought in to replace Colombian star Hugo Rodallega, who is thought to be interesting Arsenal, Martinez responded: "No, it would be an addition.
"I don't know what players we are going to bring in, that is the reality, although I know exactly what we need from a character point of view.
"But having lost Cleverley and N'Zogbia, we are two bodies light.
"We need to bring in two players and that is where as a football club we are working extremely hard."