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Wigan Athletic Boss Roberto Martinez Rules Out Emile Heskey Return

Spaniard rules out free-agent Heskey.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez says he is not interested in signing free-agent Emile Heskey but the former England striker is training with Wigan.

Heskey was released by Aston Villa at the end of last season and has been linked with a renunion with former boss Steve Bruce at Hull City.

The 34-year-old striker is training with Wigan’s youth team while he considers his options but Martinez has dismissed speculation that Heskey could return to the DW permanently.

“Emile has had a tremendous history with Wigan,” Martinez told Sky Sports. “But I don’t think there will be any more pages to be written in that particular book.

“Emile asked to come in to keep himself fit, and we’ve all obviously got some great memories of his time with Wigan Athletic.

“He is always welcome at our football club, and his presence will be great for the youngsters as part of their learning curve.

“Any session where you get the opportunity to work with someone like Emile Heskey is something that every one of our players should be taking advantage of.

“Emile is always welcome at Christopher Park, he can stay for as long as he likes.”

Heskey spent three seasons with Wigan from 2006, making 82 league appearances for the club and finding the net 15 times.


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