Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed that the midland outfit were still in need of Marc Albrighton, which was why they recalled the player from his loan spell at Wigan after just a month, writes BBC Sport.
With Villa set to face a run of eight games in just 33 days, Lambert felt the need to get the former England U-21 star back to Villa Park to add a bit of depth to help ease the burden on the current first teamers.
The Football Association is to change the regulation that says retrospective disciplinary action cannot be taken against a player if one of the match officials sees the incident, the Daily Mirror has reported. The new stance comes after Wigan Athletic’s Callum McManaman escaped sanction for a knee-high challenge on Newcastle defender Massimo Haidara last season.
Referee Mark Halsey admitted he did not see the tackle and would have se...More
In addition to Arouna Kone, signed on Monday, new Everton manager Roberto Martinez has his sights set on a reunion with three more of his former players at Wigan, according to the Daily Mail: Victor Moses, who joined Chelsea last year, defender Antolin Alcaraz, and goalkeeper Joel Robles, who was on loan at the DW Stadium towards the end of last season.
With money tight at Everton, the club would prefer a loan deal for Moses, who spe...More
New Wigan boss Owen Coyle has confirmed that striker Arouna Kone is set to leave the DW Stadium, with a reunion with former boss Roberto Martinez at Everton on the cards according to Goal.com.
Interest in Kone from the Premier League is thought to be high, with Swansea, Norwich, Everton and Liverpool all thought to be keen on the former Levante star, but Goodison Park appears to be the player’s preferred destination.
Speaking to BBC...More
Arouna Kone has sparked a potential transfer battle between Liverpool and Everton by announcing that he intends to quit relegated FA Cup winners Wigan this summer, reports The Sun.
The Ivory Coast hitman impressed during his first season in England by helping the Latics win their first FA Cup, but was unable to prevent their relegation to the Championship despite hitting 13 goals along the way.
Reports have said that Merseyside riva...More
Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has appointed Owen Coyle as successor to the departed Roberto Martinez, reveals the Daily Mirror.
The Scot has been out of work since being relieved of his duties by Bolton Wanderers last October. He has had success though at lower league level, achieving promotion with Burnley through the play-offs into the Premier League in 2009.
Experience at in the Championship, plus enthusiasm for the position s...More
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