Coyle open to further additions

Owen Coyle
Owen Coyle

OWEN Coyle has not ruled-out bolstering his squad further despite being satisfied Latics have the depth to take them through to summer.

The Wigan manager will be browsing the loan market once it has reopened with the funds from the sale of some former stars.

“We would be able to take a player on loan with a view to a buy, and we have the funds to do that,” said Coyle.

“Before we talk about the James McCarthy money, we still have change from the sales of Arouna Kone and Mauro Boselli.

“There is still around £1million left from that, even though we’ve already brought in 12 players this summer.”

Coyle particularly wants more strike power and insists the club are on a sound enough financial footing to go after further additions as the season progresses.

He continued: “We have worked very hard on ensuring the financial wellbeing of the club remains good, but we won’t be afraid to spend money as and when.

“I feel the squad is good enough to cope with the rigours of the season, but we’ve not finished our strengthening yet by any means. We’re still looking to add a quality striker to the group and, happy as I am now, I’ll be even happier when we’re able to do that. We’ll continue to assess the situation when the loan window opens, and if the right player comes along we’ll try to do the deal.”