Roberto Martinez has given the green light to contacts for some of our younger players, asking them to prove themselves to him this season, click here for the details..
Roberto is already looking for who will be his next first team players by looking at the existing youngsters already at the club.
So far he has cast his eye over the two Polish lads Kupisz and Cywka, plus McManaman and Holt who have made big improvements in the reserves last year. Meace, Mustoe and Redmond have all been told that they have a year to prove they can show the new manager that they have waht it takes to play at the highest level.
The official statement from the club read:
Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce that seven new professional contracts have been issued for the coming season, beginning from today, July 1.
Heading the list in terms of age is Poland Under 21 striker TOMASZ CYWKA, who endured a nightmare end to last season through injury after shining for the reserves and earning a chance in the first team in the FA Cup against Tottenham Hotspur. Cywka, who turned 21 last Saturday, says his ambition this season is to keep progressing and make a push for the first team.
His compatriot , TOMASZ KUPISZ, 19, will also be staying at the club after making his first team debut in the Carling Cup last season against Notts County, and scoring a late goal in the 4-0 victory at the JJB. He is a versatile player, who can play in several different positions across the midfield or up front.
Liverpudlian midfielder JOE HOLT, 19, and 18 year-old striker CALLUM McMANAMAN, who made his Barclays Premier League debut in the final game of last season against Portsmouth, have also both earned their chance after a terrific season in the reserves.
Defenders JORDAN MUSTOE, NICK MEACE and DANIEL REDMOND, all 18, have been offered a year in which to prove themselves at the club.
Bobby said: “Everyone starts with a clean slate as far as I am concerned.
“Young players are the lifeblood of any club and this is a terrific opportunity for these boys to make an impression on me and my staff.
“The hard work starts here, they have earned their chance by working hard already, but now they have to keep progressing and move on to the next level.”
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