Rosler close to third signing

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler
Wigan boss Uwe Rosler
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LATICS boss Uwe Rosler is hoping to bring in his latest new signing in the next 24 hours.

Rosler has already been busy during the January transfer window, bringing in Tyias Browning on a month’s loan and landing Cardiff striker Nicky Maynard for the rest of the season.

The German last week hinted there would be further arrivals at the DW Stadium to bolster the squad for the second half of the campaign.

The gaffer admitted he would have to wheel and deal in the loan market solely, because ‘the money has been spent’. Rosler’s hand was strengthened by the loan departure of striker Grant Holt, thought to be one of the club’s top earners, on loan to Aston Villa.

And it seems Rosler has wasted no time in bringing in reinforcements.

“We are getting closer,” Rosler told the Evening Post.

“I foresee another one going out, I can’t confirm that 100 per yet, but it’s more or less done.

“It’s another of our young players who have gone out on loan to aid his development, and I intend to bring in at least two more new faces.

“I am desperate to freshen things up, to bring a new dynamic into the group – players who are suitable for the way I want to play.

“I not only want to add competition for places but also strengthen the first XI.

“We have made some room on the wage bill, and that will allow us to do that.”

With nine days left until the window slams shut, Rosler is determined to get his men in early.

“I hope things don’t go all the way to the end of the window,” he added.

“I’m hopeful by Thursday we will have one more body on board.”

It’s believed at least one of the new men will be defenders, with injuries continuing to decimate the Latics rearguard.

Gary Caldwell’s nightmare continues, with the Scotland international now battling an Achilles problem after negotiating hip surgery and a calf problem.

Ivan Ramis is coming along slowly after picking up a soft-tissue problem at Derby on New Year’s Day.

And Thomas Rogne has resumed light training but has not rejoined the group yet.

With youngsters Adam Buxton and Jordan Mustoe having been loaned out to Burton and Wycombe respectively, Latics are definitely low on numbers.