FA Cup Reaction - Latics

Last updated : 06 January 2013 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Wigan Athletic boss, Roberto Martinez, was quoted after the 1-1 draw as saying: "I do show the FA Cup respect. There are youngsters here I feel have a bright future, but we will never accelerate their development unless we play them in these competitions. That is what we have to do at this club. I don't just want to win games in the short term. The first team has to be part of a learning process. Fighting relegation is not an environment for youngsters to show what they can do. I was very pleased with Roman Golobart and it was a perfect platform for Angelo Henriquez to make his debut. We have spent a lot of money to build a facility that will develop young players, now we need to be brave enough to give them opportunities".