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Bruce clears air with Wigan captain Melchiot

Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce has revealed he's already held clear-the-air talks with club captain Mario Melchiot.

There were rumours Bruce and Melchiot did not get on during their time together at Birmingham City but he insisted that was not a concern.

He said: "I'm looking forward to working with the whole squad. Emile did fantastically well for us at Birmingham, but when we got relegated you have to make a decision on who goes and Emile was one.

"I've just spoken to Mario and it's never been an issue, I wanted to clear that up with him. When you get relegated there is going to be disappointed people and you have to make changes and that's what happened. There is no bad blood between us and I'm looking forward to working with him."

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