Wigan boss Martinez: Forget the bubbly, it's Irn-Bru here!

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez says there'll be no champagne celebrations should they win the FA Cup today.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez says there'll be no champagne celebrations should they win the FA Cup today.

With three Scottish players in Wigan’s probable starting line-up — plus Glasgow-born James McCarthy, who opted to play for Ireland — the Latics boss is happy to compromise on Scotland’s favourite fizzy drink.

Martinez said: “We have a great Scottish contingent at the club so if we win, the Irn-Bru is going to be flowing.

“There has been a change of philosophy throughout the game. It used to be a case of celebrating and having the alcohol. Train hard and party hard.

“But you can’t do that in the game any more. They won’t be swigging from bottles of champagne now because if you have something in your body, it would stay there for two games.

“You would just be sweating after 10 minutes on the pitch and you can’t even move.

“The players are conscious of that and will be prepared to wait eight days — when we can have the celebration of our lives.”

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