Wing duo approaching fitness

07 February 2013 01:11
It has been a tale of injuries this season for the Latics but the good news is that both Ryo Myaichi and Albert Crusat are nearing full fitness.

Both players have scarcely featured so far this seaon as injuries have ruled both players out of action.

However Latics boss Roberto Martinez has revealed that both are nearing a return to fitness and will be like new signings for the club.

Speaking to the Wigan Evening Post, Martinez said: “Ryo will be like a new signing when he regains full fitness.

“Probably a couple of weeks ago I thought he would be out for a long period, but we have had very good news from the doctor and he will be back in contention within a fortnight. The consultant in Japan examined him, and next week’s FA Cup tie will hopefully be the start of his season.

“Albert Crusat is also not far away, but there is a complication in his tendon and that makes it a little bit more difficult to put a date on it.”

With the Latics looking short of a wide player who can beat a man, the return of both Crusat and Myacichi will be a big boost to the team.