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  • Nickname:Latics
  • Founded:1932
  • Manager:Owen Coyle
  • Ground:JJB Stadium
  • Capacity:25000
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Jewell eyes Duke return

03 Jan 2007 - 09:50:26

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Jewell has confirmed that he is keen to bring a new striker to the JJB Stadium, with former Latics star Nathan Ellington widely believed to be his target.

Jewell is keen to halt Wigan's recent poor run of five successive Premiership defeats that has seen them slump towards the relegation zone, and the Latics boss admits he is missing injury victims Henri Camara and Paul Scharner, as well as the suspended Lee McCulloch.

"We're missing some key players - Scharner, McCulloch and Camara, they're big players for us," Jewell told the club's official website.

"We lost Josip Skoko at half-time (against Blackburn) too which was also a blow to us.

"We also look very milky at the moment, once one goal goes in, we look like conceding another. But any club that loses three of their major players would miss them.

"I've made an offer for a player, and we're waiting for a response from the club. We need two or three more players in the team because of our injury situation and we need to get a lift somewhere."

Ellington has scored 11 goals in 54 League appearances for Werst Brom since moving to The Hawthorns from Wigan in August 2005.

He spent over three years at the JJB Stadium, scoring 59 goals in 134 League appearances for the club.


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