Whelan backs Martinez

Dave Whelan
Dave Whelan

DAVE Whelan insists he has ‘complete and total faith’ that Roberto Martinez will lead Latics to Premier League survival.

Latics find themselves bottom of the pile with just nine matches to go after the unlucky 1-0 defeat at Manchester City.

But the chairman is keen to stress that everyone at the DW remains united behind the manager.

Whelan told the Observer: “I have complete and total faith in Roberto – and the stability of the club remains total.

“I have complete confidence that he will turn it round.

“I couldn’t criticise Roberto at all for the way we’re playing or the application of the lads just now.”

Whelan, who has paid for the squad to jet out to La Manga this week for a training camp, added: “We’ve got some very, very winnable matches coming up and we have to go out there and make sure we win them.

“I still think we can do it.”