Maynard set for Latics switch

Nicky Maynard (right) in action for Cardiff
Nicky Maynard (right) in action for Cardiff

NICKY Maynard is set to complete a loan move to Wigan Athletic with boss Uwe Rosler confirming a deal is in the latter stages.

The Cardiff striker will join until the end of the season, replacing Grant Holt who has joined Aston Villa for the same time period.

Maynard watched Wigan’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday and Rosler, speaking after the 3-1 FA Cup win over MK Dons, revealed he will take a medical at the club on Wednesday morning.

“Nicky will have a medical in the morning and we expect no problems with that,” said the Latics chief.

“I have made some room on the wage bill, and there may be one or two more players leaving on loan.

“There will be more players coming in during January, a couple more loan players. I can’t buy. The money has been spent.”

For the full story, see the Wigan Evening Post (Wednesday)