Wigan odds-on to sign striker Maynard

Maynard has scored eight goals in 26 Championship games

Sky Bet make Wigan their 1/3 betting favourites to sign Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard this January after it was revealed that the player had been given permission to hold talks with the Premier League’s basement club.

Latics manager Roberto Martinez admitted earlier this week that injuries to both David Jones and Antolin Alcaraz have forced him to delve into the transfer market and strengthen his squad.

The club are reportedly in talks with Birmingham regarding a deal for Jean Beausejour, as well as the move for Maynard.

“Losing Antolin and David Jones to injury has made our need even greater, and we'll be looking to push those through as quickly as possible,” said Martinez.

Maynard has scored eight goals in 26 Championship games for The Robins this season, following on from six in 11 starts last season.

“City have given Wigan Athletic permission to speak to Nicky Maynard,” read a statement from Bristol City.

“Discussions to finalise a transfer fee with the Premier League club are at advanced stage.”

Swansea are also reported to be interested in the 25-year-old and are made Sky Bet’s 3/1 second-favourites to secure his signature this January

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Posted on:- 24/01/2012 - 11:37 AM
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