Martinez vows to utilise squad

27 October 2010 03:30
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has no plans to stop rotating his squad for Carling Cup games, even though Wembley is coming into view. The Latics secured a place in this weekend's quarter-final draw with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Championship high-flyers Swansea at the DW Stadium last night. Martinez made seven changes for the fourth-round tie, leaving the likes of match-winners Charles N'Zogbia and Hugo Rodallega on the bench, as he prioritised Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Fulham. And the Spaniard has no intention of changing his approach in the competition, even though he feels the fans want a prolonged run to match their march to the 2006 final. "If you want to progress in any competition you need to be able to use the whole squad," Martinez said. "We have got six games in 21 days and you cannot rely on 11 players. "The most pleasing aspect was that we made seven changes and the players that came in looked focused and ready. That is how you develop healthy competition in the squad and it was a really demanding game in many respects."

Source: PA

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