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Wigan boss Martinez blasts Capello over Kirkland's England snub

21 Mar 2010 19:01:03

Wigan boss Martinez blasts Capello over Kirkland's England snub

Roberto Martinez has hit out at England for snubbing Chris Kirkland. Wigan goalkeeper Kirkland had an eventful Saturday against Burnley, recovering from being struck by a missile thrown from the crowd to pull off a vital save on the way to a last-gasp 1-0 win. England boss Fabio Capello has persistently ignored Kirkland, who has just one cap for his country. Yet the 28-year-old former Liverpool goalkeeper has kept seven clean sheets this season in a side that has struggled in a relegation battle. Left in the cold: Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has been overlooked in the England No 1 reckoning Martinez feels that Kirkland's club performances are being strangely overlooked. The Spaniard said: 'Maybe the fact he is not being considered for England comes from the England camp because I cannot understand it. If you look at the standard of his performances - week in, week out - it is up there with the best in England.  FA to launch inquiry after Wigan's Kirkland struck by coin at BurnleyWigan 1 Burnley 0: Hugo Rodallega strikes late to shatter ClaretsWIGAN ATHLETIC FC


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