Wigan boss Martinez delays player contract talks

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is delaying new contract talks with his players.

The Latics chief has suspended talks on new deals for striker Franco di Santo, long-serving Maynor Figueroa and injury-jinxed Antolin Alcaraz as his team fights for more than just a rise in wages.

Martinez is ordering the trio to look no further than the relegation run-in and said: “What matters most is the football club.

"We need to stay in the Premier League to be successful. Once we do that we can go into the individuals. Their contracts count for very little right now.

“It is pointless going into talks when the future is at stake and we are fighting for that. The club is more important - and individuals won’t make any decisions either over the next 12 games.”

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