I've let a lot of players go and first teamers too, some although icons had to go due to their age. This being the last year of any re-sale alue for the likes of Cisse. letting Gago Bannan and Pearce go was not easy to do, but in the last year of their contracts I had to let them go now.
Pedro Matias - A great young prospect signed from Arsenal, comes with baggage, but has great great talent.
Cieran Clark - Despite a fabulous season last season. Our defence was very poor. Clark had an outstanding year last year, and is also a homegrown player.
Jan Stevens - Another young talent. part of my 'getting the house in order' philosophy before i leave Wigan, by signing young future talents it ensures the long term future of the club for when i leave.
Scott Carson - No keeper played well at the beginning of last year, I though Lindegaard was the answer but he was poor, so had to bring in Kieran Westwood as an emergency, so last year i started scouting extensively, Carson was a free transfer, with experience and home grown so makes perfect sense.
Kasper Schmeichel - Another free transfer, adds depth and also quality.
Joleon Lescott - Good experienced English defender.
Antonio Valencia - A brilliant signing very good player and a real fan favourite at the DW
Eduardo Salvio - a former 'one to watch' seemed to drop of the radar at Athletico, hopefully he can light it up at Wigan.
Stefan Savic - adds depth and knows the league, free agent.
Sergio Canales - Adds an alternative to Muniain on loan from Madrid.